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el_jack

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I have a compaq laptop that has registry problems. It has xp pro on but it did not come with the machine. xp home came with the machine. Can I do a repair install using a dell reinstall cd? I don't have the xp key numbers for the compaq machine but it must be reinstalled again.


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rshaffer61

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Can I do a repair install using a dell reinstall cd?

No way and you will most likely cause your system to become unusable if you do.

I don't have the xp key numbers for the compaq machine but it must be reinstalled again.

Depending on the recovery that may be included with your system try the below. Be warned it may completely erase your system so take care what you do.
Compaq laptops:
reboot and when you see the compaq logo hit F10
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I don't have the xp key numbers for the compaq machine but it must be reinstalled again.

In order to activate Windows XP you will need the Product Key. It's usually on a sticker on the bottom of the laptop.
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You can find your current key using Magic Jellybean Keyfinder. Just get the free one (1st column).
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