but can depend on the CD being used and the product key type. XP offers different versions (OEM, Retail, Corporate) of it's keys. Some will change the settup.ini file in the i386 folder of the CD to achieve the goal of matching the two.
I purchased a used machine from a local reputable dealer that came with a COA for XP pro. but no CD.
He says I can use anyones CD and my COA.
Does this sound like the right procedure or should I be burning a CD of some kind ??