Technically speaking it might work, or it might not.
Legally speaking you aren't allowed. It says:
"Only use this CD to reinstall the operating system on a Dell computer."
That's clear, isn't it?
I'm locking this thread as the forum policies don't allow to discuss it.
I have Windows Vista. My friend is loaning me Windows XP Home Edition for Dell PCs only. The disc reads:
ALRADY INSTALLED ON YOUR COMPUTER
Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition
Including Service PAck 1a
This software is already
installed on your computer.
Only use this CD to reinstall
Only use this CD to reinstall the
operating system on a Dell
computer. This CD is not for
reinstallation of programs or
For distribution only with a
new Dell computer.
I have a HP with Windows Vista Home installed. Can I use this disc to install XP?