04-04-2012 02:07 PM
If you use an oem windows install disc, you can use your existing key, I've done it often.
04-05-2012 09:16 PM
it must be the same version of windows and cannot be a retail or upgrade disc, otherwise any oem should work.
04-06-2012 02:23 AM
to throw another curv eball in
if you use a ssd, check to see if ti has garbage colection built into the firmware fo rntfs file system
there are quite a few for it and it is essentially a lesser version of trim - allowing you to run xp wihtout any worries