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    Windows XP Reinstall/Activation help

    My brother's harddrive died and he doesn't have his XP disc anymore. I'm trying to burn an XP installation disc and reinstall it using the product key stuck to the side of his tower but it's telling me the code is wrong.

    I'm thinking now that there is a difference between a retail Windows XP installation disc and one that comes with a computer, If I were to burn an OEM disc, would the key work with it?
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    There is a difference between a Retail XP Disk and a n OEM disk, if you burn an OEM disk it should work with the code on the side of his computer

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    Quote Originally Posted by Schmeebs View Post
    There is a difference between a Retail XP Disk and a n OEM disk, if you burn an OEM disk it should work with the code on the side of his computer
    Cool, thanks for the post
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    There are different versions of XP, Home, Pro and Enterprise, you have to have the right one then it will work.

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    advice. run windows 7
    i used to only use xp. ME and vista were buggy and so i decided to stick with it for ages till i came across a copy of 7. ivy never looked back.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MickoLis View Post
    advice. run windows 7.
    Fun Fact: Windows 7 isn't free

    Anyway, yeah. You need an OEM CD. If you need one, let me know.

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