Reinstalling XP/MCE

Hewlett-packard / C306us
January 6, 2009 at 11:04:39
Specs: Windows XP Media Center 2005, Celeron M, 512
Can I use a Windows XP Home or XP Pro OEM disc on an HP Laptop originally containing XP Media Center Edition, using the MCE CD Key?


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January 6, 2009 at 11:15:21
no you have to use the key of the product that you load.. ( xp home, xp home key)etc

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January 6, 2009 at 15:09:53
On top of that, the installation CD must match the type (version) of COA that is there....

OEM must use OEM COA
Retail must use retail COA
upgrade must use upgrade

In reference to 11/05/2008

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