View Single Post
Old 13. Aug 2013, 09:25 PM   #6 (permalink)
Join Date: Aug 2013
Posts: 4

Originally Posted by Doobie View Post
Even if you got hold of a random copy of XP Home, the key on the sticker won't work. One of MS's tools to fight "piracy" is to tie keys to specific OEM runs of XP. Ironically, this isn't a problem for pirates, just for legitimate users.

If you want to be legit, put a copy of Linux on it.
Well I done installed Linux and for myself its ok but others may not like it. I didnt know this about the keys as I've fixed several windows 7 and XP Pro computers and used the key on the machines to activate them. I dont understand why XP Home wouldn't work. I just dont have a XP Home disc.
HPuser is offline   Reply With Quote