The key is licenced to the processor/CPU, not the user, what may happen is the first install on the new machine, it may see completely different hardware and prompt you to call MS for a new key....I have had to do this before after a hardware change and I got a new key, strange though, I completely built a new machine 2 yrs ago and didn't have to call MS for a new key...I do have a licenced copy of XP but not an OEM version that comes with a store bought machine...who knows how Microsoft decides this or how it works....I guess someone at MS knows...LOL
The OEM HP disk is probably for the HP machine hardware and software, you may run into driver issues...
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Last edited by BadLag; 2009-04-02 at 08:59 PM.
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