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i have a dell comp that came preloaded with WinXp. Dell has supplied me with a reinstallation copy of WinXP can I use this to install WinXP on a new hard drive?
 
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Hit F12 for the boot options pick cd-rom or hit Del get into your bios change the boot sequence in advanced bios settings. Then restart. Should boot from the cd. Then you can follow this guide .
 

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it is possible to use Dell reinstall CD's with another comp if that comp already has the same version of Windows on it.....problem resolved
 

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Its not good practice to use the Dell's reinstallation copy of WinXP on a machine that is not a Dell.
 
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