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Installing Windows XP PLEASE HELP!!!!!!!

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I am going to reinstall windows xp Media center edition 2005 on an hp pavillion a1517x but the O/S disk i have cam with a gateway laptop..can i use this disk for the HP computer!?!?!?!?!
    
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it should be fine, the install disc will have the drivers for the gateway but it wont install them if it cant find the right hardware, I installed my laptop recovery disc onto my desktop before so it will be fine smile.gif
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All I can relate is what happened with me when I tried to install a Dell specific XP OS, I did not have a functioning mouse during the install process, perhaps there was a way to deal with this but I just went on to another version of XP.
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You may run into licensing issues -- namely, the fact that the disc likely comes with an OEMBIOS file for your Gateway. It might pop up an error along the lines of "Licensing for this product has failed", or it might activate normally over the internet but then lose its activation status at the next reboot. Either way, it'll only accept "OEM" (not Retail or Volume License) product keys during installation.

Now that's assuming that you have an actual Windows XP CD, not a "Recovery Disc" which is actually an image. One of these probably won't even let you install.

The others are right about drivers: it won't load Gateway-specific drivers, and you might be missing "critical" hardware drivers depending on which ones Gateway removed.

But the only way to know for sure is to try. If it works, great! If it doesn't work, oh well.
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