Dell OEM XP Pro CD
Posted 20 January 2011 - 06:56 AM
Posted 20 January 2011 - 07:26 AM
It actually booted up and works with no issues? Since it is for a dell I'm really surprised any drivers were loaded at all. I'm even more surprised it even booted seeing the motherboard drivers would be different.
I used a dell oem cd for an hp computer and it install XP pro
Yep this would be expected even if you had used the correct version since all versions have to be activated and since the registration key on the HP won't work on a Dell installation you will run into this issue.
but keeps asking to activate XP (online or phone)
is there a fix for this or do I have to reinstall XP Pro SP2 using a HP OEM?
There is no fix other then activation. The biggest issue at this point is you have a illegal installation of the OS since you have installed a OS that was meant for one brand on another brand. You need to purchase a legal copy of the recovery cd's for the HP or a OEM copy of XP Pro with it's own activation key.
FYI with branded systems the OS is married to the original system and components and cannot be installed on any other system.
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