HP says XP reinstall CD must be HP?

July 24, 2011 at 16:14:27
Specs: Windows 22.02.2010
HP says XP reinstall CD must be HP?

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#1
July 24, 2011 at 21:49:28
... so are you trying to install XP using a different disk?

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#2
July 25, 2011 at 05:11:11
If you have a retail XP CD, it will work just fine.

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#3
July 25, 2011 at 13:13:32
You can't sneak a dell cd on an hp model.

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#4
July 26, 2011 at 08:25:28
Is this xp pro?
Do you live in the U.S.A.
Your computer has the coa sticker on it?

Perhaps I can help.
W.L.


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#5
July 26, 2011 at 14:01:08
You usually CANNOT use an XP Re-installation CD that came with a brand name computer with anything but the same model of brand name computer, to install XP from scratch, or to run the Repair of an existing Windows installation procedure, because certain files on the CD have been modified..

You CAN use......

- an XP Re-installation CD that came with the SAME model of brand name computer, for the same version of Windows, XP Pro or Home, as the Windows installation on the hard drive.

- a regular Microsoft OEM CD, for the same version of Windows, XP Pro or Home, along with the (OEM) Product Key that's on the official Microsoft label on the outside of the computer
A regular Microsoft OEM CD has the Microsoft holograms and has "For distribution with a new PC only." printed on it

(If you can no longer read the Product Key that's on the official Microsoft label on the outside of the computer, if Windows is still working on the hard drive, you can use a third party program to find the Product Key Windows is presently using, or if Windows is not working properly but the Windows installation is still there, some third party programs can retrieve the Product Key Windows was using on your hard drive, if there's nothing serious wrong with the hard drive itself, if you connect the drive to another computer that has XP installed on it. E.g. search for: keyfinder, by Jellybean... - it can do both of those things.)

- a retail full version XP CD, for the same version of Windows, XP Pro or Home, along with the retail Product Key that's included with the CD.

- a volume licensed full version XP CD, for the same version of Windows, XP Pro or Home, along with the volume licensed l Product Key that's included with or that is for the CD.


- you can also use one of those that is NOT for the same version as installed on the hard drive, Home or Pro, but you WILL NOT have the option of the Repair of an existing Windows installation - you can only install Windows from scratch.


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