Reloading xp on laptop

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darcy - Jan 8, 2012 at 02:54 PM
xpcman Posts 19532 Registration date Wednesday October 8, 2008 Status Contributor Last seen June 15, 2019 - Jan 8, 2012 at 04:07 PM
Hello,



i am trying to reload xp onto my laptop (aspire 5100) the disk is from a older computer that I had and my laptop crashed. I have removed the partition on the laptop and started reloading - it gets as far as the product key. when i enter the product key from the bottom on my laptop it comes up invalid

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xpcman Posts 19532 Registration date Wednesday October 8, 2008 Status Contributor Last seen June 15, 2019 1,829
Jan 8, 2012 at 04:07 PM
The Windows disks are not interchangable between computers. You probably will need an OEM Windows XP disk to be able to reuse the serial number. I suggest you try a local repair shop.

Good Luck
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