Can I us my Dell Windows XP disc to over write Windows Vista on my Toshiba?

by on March 2, 2010

Q: I have a Compaq laptop that came with vista installed and I have my discs for Windows XP (from Dell). Can I install Windows XP from the the Dell discs to my Compaq laptop and dump Vista?

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One Response to “Can I us my Dell Windows XP disc to over write Windows Vista on my Toshiba?”
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    Lots of reasons to say no for this:

    1. The Windows license from the Dell is non-transferable.
    2. XP is reaching end of life somewhat soon anyway, so I’d suggest not going backworks.
    3. The license key might not work either.

    Can I ask why you watch to ditch Vista? Also was this PC a new purchase or did you buy it used and did it come with any install/restore disks.