Question about PC Desktops

1 Answer

Can I install windows xp home edition to another computer

I have the Windows XP Home Edition CD that from laptop I brought.
Can I use that CD to install it to a Desk top?
Thanks

Posted by on

1 Answer

  • Level 2:

    An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Sergeant:

    An expert that has over 500 points.

  • Expert
  • 395 Answers

No.
OEM CDs are locked to the computer.
If you do install XP, it will ask for activation and you cannot activate it because an OEM licence is only for the computer it was sold with.

Posted on Aug 17, 2008

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

No BIOS, can't install XP Home Edition.


Sometimes only a certain number of Windows are allowed to be installed. Ask your friend to install it for you. If he can't, don't buy.

Aug 19, 2013 | Dell Precision Workstation 670 PC Desktop

Tip

How to install window XP


This procedure demonstrates how to install Windows XP Professional. The procedure to install Windows XP home edition is very similar to the professional edition. Since Windows XP Pro is more advanced operating system, it will be used to demonstrate the installation procedure.
The best way install Windows XP is to do a clean install. It is not difficult to perform a clean installation. Before you perform the installation I recommend that you check to ensure that your hardware is supported by XP. If your hardware is not on the compatibility list you can check your hardware manufactures website to download the drivers for Windows XP. Save all the necessary drivers onto floppy disks or CD before you start the installation.

click on lick ...How to install the window XP

on Jan 09, 2010 | PC Desktops

1 Answer

Running Windows XP Home Edition Error code


The diags code was a failed response from the floppy drive. Most system didn't ship with one.

Boot to the XP CD, go to recovery console, run bootcfg /rebuild

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/330184

May 18, 2010 | Dell Dimension 8400 PC Desktop

1 Answer

Pro tools m-powered problem


You may need to check to see which "service pack" you are currently on.

See below requirements:

System Software — Windows XP & Vista
  • Windows Vista Business or Ultimate Edition
    • 32-bit OS Installation Only
  • Windows XP Professional or Home Edition
    • With Windows XP Service Pack 2 or Service Pack 3

  • Not Supported:
    • Windows Vista 64-bit (any version)
    • Windows XP Professional x64 Edition
    • Windows XP Media Center Edition
    • Windows 98, Me, 2000, NT, 95, 3.1, DOS

  • Not Tested:
    • Windows Vista Home and Home Premium Edition
    • Although Windows Vista Home and Home Premium Edition have not been tested or qualified by Digidesign, there are currently no known issues with Vista Home and Home Premium 32-bit operating systems and Pro Tools M-Powered 7.4 compared to the supported Windows Vista Business or Ultimate Edition operating systems.

Windows Vista SP1
There are currently no known issues with Service Pack 1 for Windows Vista based on our initial limited testing and customer feedback. Although full qualification with all Digidesign products has not been completed, we do not recommend against updating to SP1, given the number of important overall system fixes in SP1. We do recommend that you backup your system and create a restore point before updating to SP1, should you encounter any problems after installing the update.


Sep 21, 2009 | PC Desktops

1 Answer

I can't find back/up wizard in system/tools on Dell-C521


You probably have XP home edition

Although Windows XP Professional Edition and XP Home both ship with NTBackup, only XP Pro installs NTBackup by default. You can install NTBackup for XP Home by performing the following steps:
  1. Insert the XP Home CD-ROM.
  2. Navigate to the VALUEADD\MSFT\NTBACKUP folder.
  3. Double-click the ntbackup.msi file to install NTBackup.


I found these instructions here
Credit where credit is due :)


Jul 11, 2009 | Dell Dimension E521 PC Desktop

1 Answer

Windows xp home edition reinstall


If you use his disk, that will be better, because if it is original HP disk, it should install all original drivers at all, however this may delete all files on the computer depending on the type of installation you do.

Installing an older version of XP home does not make a big difference , as windows will update the system using automatic updates. What must be done, is ensuring that all proper drivers are installed.

Check device manager, in control panel/system, and see if all devices are installed with proper drivers.

Oct 26, 2008 | PC Desktops

1 Answer

Windows xp home edition re-install repair


Buy a cd drive and reformat the computer completely and that will for sure get rid of the password protection. If you want to save all the information on the computer, then you will also need to buy a new hard drive and take out your old one.

Oct 22, 2008 | PC Desktops

2 Answers

I would like to upgrade my computer's software from windows 98, to windows 2000, or windows xp home edition


So what is your question my friend? Go ahead n doit I am not stopping you.

Jul 27, 2008 | PC Desktops

1 Answer

Windows Xp Home edition Installation


Hi tross202;
Is that an original XP home edition installer? You may try another cd installer if you can secure one.

Jun 01, 2008 | HP Compaq Presario SR1420nx...

1 Answer

Acer Aspire T180 PC Desktop


if you have windows 98 boot disk put that in, the firt thing you do is to go to f-disk and change the partions in it, then format c: drive. take out disk in A drive put in New windows XP CD and restart. the disk will run and install itself. and thats it. right now your partions are set to read only windows 95, 98, there are 2 options to choose from I belive the one you need is 32.

Dec 17, 2007 | Acer Aspire™ T180 PC Desktop

Not finding what you are looking for?
PC Desktops Logo

Related Topics:

107 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top PC Desktops Experts

joecoolvette
joecoolvette

Level 3 Expert

5660 Answers

Brian Sullivan
Brian Sullivan

Level 3 Expert

27725 Answers

Les Dickinson
Les Dickinson

Level 3 Expert

18299 Answers

Are you a PC Desktop Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...