I've been given the task of reinstalling Windows XP Home Edition
on my sister's Dell Dimension 3000 PC. She doesn't have the original
CD that came with the machine. I have a generic OEM Windows XP
Home SP 3 CD. If I use that disk to reinstall the operating system,
will Windows accept the product key displayed on the side of the PC's
case, and will it activate okay? Or do I have to order exact
replacement media from Dell?
I've also downloaded all of the motherboard drivers from Dell's web