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Dell Computer with XP Home Edition was Stolen. I still have XP's CD and License Code. Can I install the OS on another PC? RRS feed

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    Hi,

     

    I purchased a Dell 8200 computer in 2003.

     

    That computer was stolen from my house in October 2004, however I still have the ORIGINAL XP home edition installation CD and the 25 digit license code.

     

     

    Now it is 2008 and I recently built a home use computer that needs an OS.

     

     

    Question:     Can I install and use Windows XP Home Edition OS with my license code?

     

     

    Thanks,

     

    Jer B

     

     

    Saturday, June 28, 2008 4:50 AM

Answers

  •  Michael_Li299 wrote:

    Mine was also stolen 3 days ago.  What about MS Office?  Can I reload that on the replacement?

    Thanks

     

    Only if you have a "Retail Version" of Microsoft Office and not a "OEM" Microsoft Office CD.

    However, you'll first have to contact Microsoft directly and explain your Microsoft Office license was stolen and you need to obtain a new product key.

     

    What to do if you must have a new product key for a Microsoft Office product:

    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/823570/en-us

     

     

    • Marked as answer by Carl-S Tuesday, August 26, 2008 11:15 PM
    • Unmarked as answer by Carl-S Thursday, August 28, 2008 4:07 AM
    • Marked as answer by Carl-S Thursday, August 28, 2008 4:07 AM
    Friday, July 11, 2008 6:57 PM
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  • Only if you have a "Retail Version" of Windows XP and not a Dell OEM Windows XP Reinstallation CD.

    Saturday, June 28, 2008 3:12 PM
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  • Mine was also stolen 3 days ago.  What about MS Office?  Can I reload that on the replacement?

    Thanks

    Friday, July 11, 2008 11:22 AM
  •  Michael_Li299 wrote:

    Mine was also stolen 3 days ago.  What about MS Office?  Can I reload that on the replacement?

    Thanks

     

    Only if you have a "Retail Version" of Microsoft Office and not a "OEM" Microsoft Office CD.

    However, you'll first have to contact Microsoft directly and explain your Microsoft Office license was stolen and you need to obtain a new product key.

     

    What to do if you must have a new product key for a Microsoft Office product:

    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/823570/en-us

     

     

    • Marked as answer by Carl-S Tuesday, August 26, 2008 11:15 PM
    • Unmarked as answer by Carl-S Thursday, August 28, 2008 4:07 AM
    • Marked as answer by Carl-S Thursday, August 28, 2008 4:07 AM
    Friday, July 11, 2008 6:57 PM
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  • My XP was stole about two years ago.  I really would like to update my code.  I don't have the CD any more.  That was stole with a bunch of my other software from my house.  My cousin had an older version of XP that she is no longer using since she bought a new computer with Vista on it.  How can I update my version of XP with this older version?  Thanks, Phae
    Monday, December 22, 2008 1:43 PM