Swap windows vista for XP home ??

  andymac1 16:01 07 Feb 08
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hell i have a acer Aspire 5633 which came with vista and i have a dead acer travel mate 290 with windows xp home can i use the xp home on the aspire by using the acer recovery discs and how would i do it ??
thanks Andy

  anskyber 16:06 07 Feb 08

Almost certainly no, or at least not legally.

If you do not have a full retail copy of XP but only a recovery disc it will be an OEM copy and the license has died with your Acer.

  Totally-braindead 16:07 07 Feb 08

No you can't. The copy of XP on the Acer Travelmate was for it alone and dies with it. Microsoft MIGHT validate it but I don't think they would.

And the Aspire might not have XP drivers for all its bits, if it doesn't then even if you got a new copy of XP and installed that it might not work properly. You would need to check the Acer website and see if theres XP drivers for the Aspire 5633.

  andymac1 16:10 07 Feb 08

yes i have the 3 discs that have windows xp on and the serial no

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