Myself and friends have systems with pre-installed windows Xp Pro.
So come time to re format the drive we have the attached product key but no disc for us to install operating system .
i have tried using my windows discs but the install will only accept the key that came with that disc.
I do have a xp Home disc that allows any key to be input but not xp Pro.
Is there a xp pro disc that i can use to allow any legal product key.?
Thanks in advance,
Chances are, being a pre-made system, you have an OEM version of Windows. That version of Windows is forever bound to that one computer. The only way around this is to buy either another disk (the retail version does not have the restrictions the OEM version does) or a new computer.
Edit: Another method is to find that original disk which contains the product key.