When I received my Dell notebook I received the xp home reinstallation cd. I asked Dell to send me some driver cd's and they sent me another copy of the xp reinstallation cd also. There is no product key on this new one, only something saying the Certificate of Authenticity label was removed and attached to the computer.
Are all xp home cd's interchangable, meaning can any xp home cd be used to load windows on any computer, as long as there is a valid key to enter? I thought each home cd needed it's own product key. I obviously don't have two separate copies of xp, as I only have the one product key on the bottom of the laptop, but I do have two copies of the xp home reinstallation cd now.
Also, what would happen if I tried to install this cd on a non Dell system, even though the label says Dell systems only? I am the legal owner of this xp software right? Say my laptop was trashed and I built a new desktop. Could I use it on there.
If anyone could explain this a little bit I would appreciate it.
I realize this thread might get moved to the newbie forum, but I wasn't sure so I posted here first