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  • I bought a computer from work due to my company upgradeing there computers. Now I receive the message that I might be useing a conterfiet version of windows. I have a Dell I bought many years ago and is no longer usable so I was wondering if I can use the genuine version of windows XP home edition on the new computer and if so how do I proceed to do so.



    Tuesday, November 27, 2007 1:46 AM


  • Sorry, but a Dell OEM Windows Xp Reinstallation CD can only be used with the Dell computer it originally came with.


    In order to resolve your non-genuine licensing issue, please visit: www.microsoft.com/genuine and click on "Validate Windows". When validation fails, click on the Get Genuine button which will provide information on how to acquire a WGA Kit.



    Tuesday, November 27, 2007 4:23 AM