Well i plan on building a custom pc but have been wondering if the dell inspiron 1440 oem disc would work with it i know i most likely wont be able to use the serial code to activate it but im wondering if it would install.
It should work OK for the install but you will need a OEM key for what ever version of Windows that disc is using. As long as you have a OEM key that will fit you should be fine. All you can do is try it and see if it will work.
I typically install from a single DVD (same copy for years) and skip the registration process during installation. You have 30 days to activate your copy of Windows.
You will need a new key code for the PC - which you can purchase at anytime before the 30 days has expired. The DELL OEM DVD may not work - it may state that it won't "work for this type of PC" (or a similar message).
You can always give it a try...from the legal dept...."You must buy a new license for the new custom build - as the DELL OEM license applies only to the mobo/cpu of the DELL Inspiron 1440 you purchased."