Windows installers that will work with any key.
I have worked in IT Support for many years and I am thinking of setting up my own small business offering in home IT Support. I'm currently researching things I need to do before going out on jobs.
My question is that if I come across a Customer who has a licence key label stuck to the machine but they have lost the recovery disk (like the Toshiba or Dell CDs) can I use any appropriate disk and just enter the Key on the Machine?
Basically can any Windows XP, Vista, 7 installation disk be activated by any key?
Just to clarify, a customer has a laptop that was pre-installed with XP Home when purchased but has lost the recovery CD. The laptop needs to be re-installed. Can I use any Windows XP Home cd to re-install the laptop, and simply enter the licence key on the laptop when prompted during install?
If this is not possible, does anyone have any advice or alternate solutions?
Any information will be gratefully received,