Can I use the COA from a laptop computer to build a new desktop?

Question by QueAndAy: Can I use the COA from a laptop computer to build a new desktop?
I got an old HP laptop computer (Win XP home) that runs really slow and clunky. If I wanted to trash it (that is, send it out to a recycler as ewaste), before doing that, can I reuse the COA sticker to build a new desktop computer? Will that work? thx

Best answer:

Answer by freezy_chameleon
NO. It’s OEM, it goes with the hardware

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