Reinstalling XP without original CD

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kenelder

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A friend has a computer he bought used. Windows XP was installed but there was no installation CD. He is having problems that require formatting the hard drive and reinstalling Windows XP. He doesn't have a release CD, but I have a release CD for the XP upgrade that I no longer need because I use Windows 7.

Can I give or sell my XP upgrade CD to him and then use it to reformat his hard drive and install Windows XP, even though we don't have the release CD for the installation presently on his hard drive?
 

DoubleHelix

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No. Your Windows 7 upgrade license consumed the Windows XP license so it cannot be used on another computer.
 
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