Reinstalling Windows XP Home

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by fish2198, Apr 15, 2007.

  1. fish2198

    fish2198 OSNN Junior Addict

    I have a couple year old Dell Computer that had Windows XP Home on it.

    I have the Registration Code but I don't have the original Reinstall disk for it.

    I need to do a clean reinstall of XP Home.

    Unfortunately, I think at one point in time XP Pro got installed on this computer.

    I know that it is going to have to be a Full reinstall since Microsoft won't just back down from Pro to Home.

    Can I:

    - Use a Windows XP Pro Disk and use my Home Registration Code?

    - Use a Windows XP Home Disk that that came with an Acer Laptop and use my Home Registration for the Dell?

    - Should I just break down a get version of XP Home?

    - Any other suggestions?

  2. madmatt

    madmatt Bow Down to the King Political User

    New York
    In order to use an OEM Product Key you need an OEM installation CD; meaning you cannot use an OEM Product Key to install a retail copy of Windows XP Home.

    Call Dell and request a new installation CD. There will be a minimal charge.