> I wanted to format and reinstall XP on a friend's Compaq desktop with XP Home so
> I used a key extractor to get her key thinking I was going to re-use it with an
> XP Home SP2 ISO I downloaded. WRONG. It wouldn't accept the key I pulled from
> the working installation but it took some junk key I grabbed from a serials
> website. I just tossed that junk, formatted it again and installed XP Pro with
> a volume license key. I wanted to do the right thing, but nooooooooooo, fuck
> you MS!
> Anyway, did I need some Compaq-branded version of XP Home to re-use the key that
> was in that computer? She doesn't have a restore disc, I wouldn't use that shit
> anyway. Talk about defeating the purpose of cleaning-up a PC.