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#1 jacksidew

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Posted 23 February 2008 - 12:46 PM

I lost my disk(windows xp), is there anyway to reinstall without it? Please don't tell me I have to go out and purchase another one.

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Posted 23 February 2008 - 12:52 PM

Actually...it's your key that is the valued commodity.

Anyone with the same version (XP Home for XP Home) can burn you a CD or lend you theirs, but you will need your key to activate/proceed with the install.

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Posted 23 February 2008 - 12:55 PM

Most computer manufacturers will sell you a copy of the original disks for about $20 (US) and will mail it off to you immediately.
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Posted 23 February 2008 - 12:56 PM

Thank you I actually have the key. :thumbsup:

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Posted 23 February 2008 - 02:02 PM

is there a website i can just download it and use my own key?

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Posted 23 February 2008 - 05:10 PM

I would personally not recommend downloading an operating system from any site.

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Posted 23 February 2008 - 05:25 PM

Yes as Da.One said, I recommend that you don't download any Windows OS from the internet. :thumbsup:

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Posted 23 February 2008 - 07:11 PM

Downloading a copy of XP from the web is just asking for trouble. Contact the computer manufacturer to get a new set of CD's.
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Posted 23 February 2008 - 09:24 PM

Sorry to hijack but I have a brief question which is kind of related and probably not worth starting a thread for. My laptop came pre-installed with Windows Xp and I don't have a CD either. I never received one in the first place. Incase I need to re-install will I still be charged if I ask my manufacturer for an Xp CD? I'm in the UK.

Also, the Xp CD they have, wouldn't that be one without the current updates etc. So, isn't it better to make your own custom CD?

Sorry again for the hijack!

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Posted 24 February 2008 - 07:56 PM

Hi Juha

*points bony finger of shame at hijacker* Call the manufacture and ask about the original installation disks. If you whine just right some of them will send them to you for free. Others are more hard hearted and demand $19.95 (USD) up front before they'll ship.

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Posted 02 June 2008 - 05:53 PM

Actually...it's your key that is the valued commodity.

Anyone with the same version (XP Home for XP Home) can burn you a CD or lend you theirs, but you will need your key to activate/proceed with the install.

Louis


well Louis you have hit home with an issue that many sweep under the rug

the manufacturers restore cd's are often so out of date and ladden with foistware/bad drivers/and other issues I am to the point I would almost download a version before using them

And whose fault is that?

I have a friend's MCE laptop that I can't really fix, it was broken when he bought it

he tried the recovery partition and finally deleted it

Edited by DaChew, 02 June 2008 - 05:55 PM.

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Posted 02 June 2008 - 07:19 PM

I've had (and used) Windows CDs since my first computer purchase in 1996...I would find it very hard to be without one, based on the innumerable times that it has provided relief from situations which I inflicted on myself :thumbsup: or which just occurred due to the complex nature of PC evolution.

I don't understand how people think that they can do without it...unless they think that they are never going to have occasion to repair or reinstall Windows....they must have a lot more money than I've ever had to spend on repairs :flowers:.

I was that way for the first year that I had a PC...then I realized that it was a "black box" only because I chose to think of it that way, at that time.

The restore/recovery partitions are a masterful stroke of PR by the boxmakers, never ever hinting that things can/will go wrong with such...or that they will prove inadequate for the requisite attempt to cure/repair.

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Edited by hamluis, 02 June 2008 - 07:20 PM.





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