Legally, the XP license is to be sold with the computer, but that isn't always what happens, so you never know if it'll activate or not.
Hello, I bought a VPR Matrix with missing CPU, RAM, and hard drive on eBay recently. I already tested it with those parts from this computer, (my homebuilt), and it runs great. I will soon buy everything I need.
My question refers to the XP Home C.O.A. sticker on the side of the case.
Can I just throw in any XP Home install disc, and use the key code from the C.O.A.?
I've been on Google and various forums for a few hours with no definitive results.
I do understand the missing, (or original), hard drive may have been installed in a different machine, with a call being made to M$ for reactivation. In that case, I'm probably out of luck.
But otherwise I'm hoping to save money, if it's feasable.