installing windows xp

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I have Windows ME on one of my computers, and i was wondering if I could install Windows XP onto that computer, with a disc that came with my new computer.
 
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Short answer... no. I'm guessing that the disk that came with your new computer is a manufacturer's restore disk and that will only work on that particular computer. Even if your new computer came with a disk that had a 'full' version of WinXP, you are only legally allowed to install it on one computer. If your old computer meets the requirements to install WinXP on it, you would need to purchase another copy.
 
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If you mean "upgrade" to XP using the Recovery CD from your ME computer, I doubt it. On the other hand, buying a full version of XP, you most certainly can install XP on your computer and you won't need the Recovery CD as proof of a prior OS. (Which is what I think you asking about) If you have WinME, then most likely your system will take WinXP. Buy more RAM if you decide to go with XP. :D
 
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