|I doubt it but you can try it. Some of the very first xp versions on OEM were real xp disks with only some drivers being different. I suspect that it won't work but you will find it out pretty quick.|
While I agree that you shouldn't loose the software too, MS and almost very OEM think differently. MS sells the software to the OEM for pennies and they include it with your new system. MS would let you move it if you paid the $134 for it.
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