Dell - Windows XP usuable

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by CasiLindberg, Nov 30, 2008.

  1. CasiLindberg macrumors member

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    Before I owned my macbook I had a dell laptop. The dell came with a copy of XP but it says

    The software is already installed on your computer. Only use this CD to reinstall the operating system on a DEl computer

    Should I try install the XP copy anyways... or would it not work

    thanks
     
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  3. Enigmafan420 macrumors 6502a

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    I have used one of these before-I think technically the OEM license is only good on the original machine, but I figured if the original machine no longer exists-I can use it again. And I have. Currently have one of these on my MB. Not sure how M$ feels about this, but the software activated and since M$ doesn't provide tech support anyway, I am not loosing any sleep over it.
     
  4. CasiLindberg thread starter macrumors member

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    ok thanks for the info, I had a feeling that it would be a no especially since my old PC is sometimes in use.
     
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  6. Red Sox macrumors regular

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    My Dell XP cd worked too. I have installed XP on multiple macs, and all of them activate without a problem.
     

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