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Hello all, I am pretty sure the question belongs in this thread. I am installing a new hard drive for a friend, which I know how to do just fine. This is the first time I am not adding a slave though, he needed more memory, we backed his old one up and all that, I will convert that one to a slave but when making his new hard drive the primary, I need to install XP. Of course he does not have is XP disc so here is my question, I have a disc with an image of XP and I also have my XP disc. If I were to use either disc, I would just need his key, which we have, to install windows and have it legal right? Side question, is this the same for all Windows OS's? Thanks in advance!

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yeah i think it should be legal if you use his key as as far as I know, all xp disks are the same (not the oem ones though)

You must use a retail NOT OEM disk.

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so long as you have the right version of xp, i.e. home, pro or media centre and he previous didn't upgrade from another os, such as win 2k or win me

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