No, because of the Windows Key. It is going to require that you give it the key that is for your Compaq computer. It will not let you use the Dell key.
Do you think I can use the Compaq XP Pro CD? It seems to have just Windows on it; the drivers etc. are on a separate disk.
Even if the OEM CD's XP version would work on your computer, which I seriously doubt, using the Compaq key would make your copy of Windows illegal, and then you wouldn't be able to get updates. And we wouldn't be able to help you any longer. It's against our TOS to help people who have illegal versions of windows.
I'm going to experiment with a technology called slipstreaming, which allows you to pull an operating system off of your computer and/or CD. I will see if I can come up with a solution for ya, either using that CD or the Operating system of your Compaq computer.
Edited by computerwiz12890, 11 September 2006 - 09:43 AM.