Fresh Install with OEM disc on different computer
Posted 09 March 2012 - 09:30 PM
Posted 10 March 2012 - 08:36 AM
You should be able to use the new key, but if it balks, a repair install with the new disk should correct it without over writing everything.
Posted 10 March 2012 - 12:18 PM
Posted 10 March 2012 - 01:36 PM
Posted 10 March 2012 - 02:51 PM
Good call on the drivers comment. I hadn't thought of that, and I'm actually really surprised it hasn't caused any problems. I deselected some stuff on the initial install, but I'm not sure if drivers were one of them.
Thanks for the help fellas.
Posted 10 March 2012 - 02:57 PM
It's not - as long as you use a proper license key, as you did. But if you had left that Dell copy as is, even without activating it, that would have been a violation of the license agreement from the original installation. So all is good.
I wasn't aware using the disk purely for an install was illegal.
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