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Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by rebon, Sep 14, 2003.

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  1. rebon

    rebon Thread Starter

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    I have a windows 2000 operating system disk which i bought in a carboot sale, seems to be the real thing.

    It says it is only usable with a dell pc? Does this mean it wont install on anything but a dell pc, or can I use it for any pc?

    If its only usable on a dell I think i will have to sell it :)


    thx...rob
     
  2. Retehi

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    It can probably be used on any type of PC, although not legally. The cd was likely part of a pre-packaged computer put out by Dell. I've seen discs like that for Norton/Adobe stuff.
     
  3. crjdriver

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    A Dell recovery disk goes through a hardware check prior to installing. If it does not find the "Correct" hardware, it will not install. There are ways around this hardware check, however I cannot tell you since it falls into the realm of cracking.
     
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    Those Dell disks apparently check for Dell BIOS several times during the install.

    Even if you manage to get it completely installed, it'll once again check for the Dell BIOS before it'll boot.
     
  5. rebon

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    So Given your replies, its not legal and I will have to install it onto a dell pc to make it work :( seems i made a bum buy :) Oh well you learn by your mistakes.
     
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