Windows Serial Codes

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  1. spyker3292 macrumors 65816

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    No, I am not looking for free ones :p. I was just wondering. Are the serial codes required for install specific to each CD? I have an old XP cd with a serial key but it doesn't have SP2 and I can't slipstream it.... Could I possibly borrow a friend's install disk with SP2 and use my serial key?

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  2. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    They're not specific to a disc. As long as you yourself own a legitimate key, you can use anyone's disc. Well, of the same version of Windows.
     
  3. spyker3292 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Ok, perfect. I think I know a few people with some Windows XP Home SP2 disks.

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  4. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

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    Not that OEM keys don't work with retail discs (usually) or even discs from other manufacturers. So, for example, the code from the copy that ships with a Dell normally won't work with an HP disc.
     
  5. spyker3292 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Hmm, well I hope this works out. Otherwise I guess I'll just give up with boot camp, I'm not buying XP again.
     
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