troubleshooting Question

Installing xp from scratch instead of using the bloated factory restore disks

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I have an HP Pavilion pc that has an HP xp home product key attached.  I don't want to use the recovery disks that came with the machine because they are full of bloatware.  Unfortunately, This product key will not work with a windows xp sp1 OEM disk.  I would really just like to install the OS from scratch and go from there.   Is there anyway to get this key to work with a XP disk instead of using the 7 restore disks?  
Joe Rud
Systems Administrator

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