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Windows 7: windows xp install question

16 Sep 2011   #1
quefol

windows 7 starter 32bit and windows 7 home 64bit
 
 
windows xp install question

wondering if any one can help me im repairing a older pc for a freind that has extreamly bad malware i would like to reformat and reinstall xp but dont have the oem disk the product key is still located on the top of the pc and i found a old xp disk the exact same version sevice pack 3 home edition from a dell pc will this disk work with that key


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16 Sep 2011   #2
seavixen32

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

You can certainly try, but you'll probably see a message saying the DVD can only be used with the Dell OEM computer.
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17 Sep 2011   #3
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by quefol View Post
wondering if any one can help me im repairing a older pc for a freind that has extreamly bad malware i would like to reformat and reinstall xp but dont have the oem disk the product key is still located on the top of the pc and i found a old xp disk the exact same version sevice pack 3 home edition from a dell pc will this disk work with that key
Download and run a full scan with MalwareBytes.

Link for MalwareBytes is in my sig.
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17 Sep 2011   #4
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by quefol View Post
wondering if any one can help me im repairing a older pc for a freind that has extreamly bad malware i would like to reformat and reinstall xp but dont have the oem disk the product key is still located on the top of the pc and i found a old xp disk the exact same version sevice pack 3 home edition from a dell pc will this disk work with that key

Yes, but the Dell bits & peaces will be install also.

I would first Download the liveCD & Run this is a free tool from MS:
http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials...per.html?ltr=M
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