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Using DELL OEM Disc on other Dells

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  • Windows XP
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Last response: in Laptop Tech Support
June 14, 2010 7:03:00 AM

I've read about the fact that Dell OEM discs can be used on any Dell. However I've also heard there are generational gaps. Which makes sense.
So I have an old Inspiron 1150 that runs ok on XP will a DELL OEM Windows 7 Disc work? I have to believe the build in Key wouldn't work with A completely different version of Windows.

I wouldn't mind trying it, But if I installs and needs activation I don't want to have to re-do My XP install because of all my files and programs installed. BTW new hard drive so the secret Dell partion restore is out of the question I think...

Any thoughts on this?

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June 14, 2010 3:10:37 PM

I've used my Dell OEM OS disc on other units as long as they have a license key on the case.
I've never experienced any problems as long as it's the same OS.
But it won't work with a different OS.