The restore CD is a Regular OEM professional/home disk except for a return in the install that looks for a Dell bios and then automatically activates it. If it does not find the bios it will require activation with an OEM COA. So you can install the CD or the one created by the dell utility on the Computer to install windows XP and then use the cd key on the bottom of the laptop to install it on your regular pc. If you owned an old dell with a 9x OS you could reinstall WinXP without having to activate.
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5/16/05 at 12:33am