I recently used Freds original article on repairing XP to get a Dell laptop running. Unfortunately, my only CD of Windows Home Edition was for the retail version. To my disappointment, entering the original product key was denied, so I was required to enter the one on my disk, which I did - reluctantly. Other than having to track down and start several Services, the process worked well.
I now need to do the same on a Gateway, but still have no OEM disks of that OS. I see copies from HP and Dell on eBay, but none for Gateway.
My question: will I need to find a Gateway disc, or will one from other OEMs allow me to use the original product key on that PC?