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Hello everyone, here's my dilemma:
My sister had an old[er] Dell laptop (model not important) running XP which was absolutely INFESTED with viruses/spyware. I figured these things were rooted just too far in to be fixable, so I installed Linux. I tried a couple of different distributions, but I could not get the wireless card to work. Being very unfamiliar with Linux anyway, and since I don't have the time to devote to learn about it, I figured I would just reinstall Windows XP. Problem is, my sister has absolutely no documentation, backup disks, OS disks, or anything. I was wondering if it was legal to use the OS reinstall disk for this computer (my desktop, running XP also) to reinstall XP on the laptop. Would I have to obtain the serial number for the original installation on the laptop, or could I use the same one on the desktop? I know it sounds dumb, but I don't want to go Google "windows xp serials" and get bombarded with spyware etc.
Any help/solutions appreciated.
Thanks in advance!