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Getting rid of vista and Installing XP...PLEASE HELP!!!! RRS feed

  • Question

  • I just purchased a new laptop with vista preinstalled. I hate it and want it gone. Can I use a windows XP cd from a different laptop to install xp? There are no files on the laptop....I just want the XP operating system. Will that CD and product key work on a completely different computer? Or does microsoft not allow that? Any help would be appreciated.

     

    Thanks.

    Monday, June 18, 2007 5:27 PM

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  • The XP cd for the other laptop is only good for that laptop. You would need to purchase a retail XP to load onto that new laptop.
    Saturday, July 7, 2007 10:12 PM
  • ^correct.

    an oem licence is tied to the machine; unlike the rtm, which is tied to the person. u will need to buy a new one.

    Sunday, July 8, 2007 7:17 AM
  • how do I get rid of vista - you had some nerve selling it - I want the xp back how do I do that

     

    Saturday, November 22, 2008 7:10 PM