What happens when you try to install Windows XP
Posted 20 May 2008 - 06:25 PM
Posted 20 May 2008 - 07:25 PM
"This CD is only to be used with HP* or Dell* or Acer* Computers. Please run this on a HP* or Dell* or Acer* Computer."
Its just like when you try to run a XBOX 360 game on a PS3. It says please run this on a XBOX 360.
I honestly dont if there is a work around. Sorry.
Posted 21 May 2008 - 01:32 AM
I also have some H-P, Compaq, and a few off brand oem CD's that will not let you use them on anything other than the same brand of computer. Also some of these oem CD's are so specific that they will only install on one particular model of computer.
So, what do i buy? I get the OEM cd's from Newegg, tiger direct, and other stores . Thes oem CD's are not specific so they can install on any computer you want. You still only get to use them once for a single computer unless you call Microsoft and explain that you junked the old computer and am using the CD on a new build. Microsoft has let me do this up to 3 times per CD. Once they only let me do it one time before telling me i had to buy a new one, so you never know about that.
It depends on the manufacturer as to what they put on the oem CD to stop you from using it on other computers.
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