I am using Dell inspiron 1100 notebook, and I have misplaced my recovery disk. I am having problem with windows and want to execute a clean install but unable to do because I don’t have the recovery disk. I want to ask that, if I borrow an OEM XP home disk and use that to install, but use the product key that I was provided from Dell, would this effectively install? Also, I want to know that how can I activate this copy of windows, would I able to activate it? It is essential because I have some software which will only work on a genuine version of windows. Any help will appreciable.