Windows XP Recovery

  Ade_1 16:40 17 Jul 06

Hi, i have 2 questions to pose to you all.

1. Is it illegal to lend a recovery CD to

  Ade_1 16:43 17 Jul 06

caught the enter button

Carrying on...

1. Is it illegal to lend a recovery CD to a friend who needs to reinstall windows but has his own Serial Key.

2. I have had to use my recovery CD to reformat my laptop and the activation key failed to activate (it is a genuine copy as it has the sticker on the laptop) so i ended up contacting microsoft but what happens if i need to reinstall again? Do i just contact Microsoft again to activate windows?

Thanks in advance
Apologies for the accidental press of the enter button.


  Jackcoms 16:48 17 Jul 06

1). No

2). Yes

  Ade_1 17:04 17 Jul 06

Thanks very much for your help

  jimv7 17:37 17 Jul 06

The recovery cd is for your laptop only, your friend will have a different motherboard/graphics/drivers, a different configuration, so propably it would not work.

  Ade_1 18:24 17 Jul 06

I wondered about that but i have one for my laptop and desktop, somewhere... I just need to get round to finding my Desktop one, it is definately here somewhere.

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