I recently stumbled upon the forum while trying to remove some spyware and the support here was just awsome so I thought I'd bring another question I have here.
I have an older Dell Dimension 8300 laptop I'm looking to do a clean reinstallation of. I don't have the reinstallation CD, but I have another dell XP reinstallation CD that I found. I think that I'm no longer using the computer which the CD belongs to since I used Magical Jelly Bean KeyFinder on my only computer running xp and found a different key than the one on the CD which I found by opening the unattended.txt file.
This is my first time trying to completely wipe a hard drive and start from scratch so I was wondering whether I would have any problems installing the operating system from a different CD. (I'm prepared to manually install drivers should I need to.)
Also, anything else I should know about the process before I begin? My plan was to use partition magic to reformat the hard drive, insert the OS CD and run the setup. Would this work?
Thanks Very Much!