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Can I use my current Windows XP key with and old XP boot disc?

Discussion in 'PC hardware help' started by Se7enwolf, Feb 15, 2008.

  1. Se7enwolf

    Se7enwolf Guest

    ok, I am needing to reinstall windows on a new hard drive I got but I never got a boot disc with this computer/windows xp I got but I have the serial key. I do have a older version of Windows XP version 1.1 boot disc that I got with my last computer that I got rid of and dont have the serial key to no more (the HD that it was installed on has been erased/formated).

    Now can I use the serial key from my current windows XP with that older version?

    And/or can I use my serial key with a downloaded version of Windows XP?
     
  2. Zer0ink

    Zer0ink Regular member

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    just try it either way..what have you to loose?
     
  3. BigDK

    BigDK Regular member

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    If it doesn't work and you have the original key on a foiled label, then normally MS will give you a new code for the disk you are using if you phone them up.

    When you have genuine parts they tend to help out as much as possible.
     

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