hi guys. need some advice here. im using an Acer laptop. the thing about laptop mfgs is that they dont give us the original windowsxp cd. i only get a horrible restore disc which does things that i dont like, for example
1) doing a 'ghost'
2) formatting in FAT32 instead of NTFS
3) Installing a whole load of crap programs that i dont need
4) resulting in a system that performs below expectations
now at the bottom of my laptop there is a Windows XP Home edition sticker. i have myself a windowsxp home ORIGINAL cd that i bought and used on another PC.
my question is: can i use that cd to format and install, and when prompted for my serial no, enter the no on the sticker below my laptop?
i am aware that i cant use a pro cdkey for a home cdrom and vice versa. but if it is a home cdrom and home cdkey, can it work?