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Installing Xp Home


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#1 3rdtine

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Posted 14 January 2006 - 09:53 AM

Hi, ive just upgraded my old computer and now i need to install my windows xp home again. One problem, i cant find my Xp disk. :thumbsup:
I have my product key so is there anyway i can get it installed?
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Posted 14 January 2006 - 10:12 AM

What exactly do you mean by "Upgraded"?

If you installed a new hard drive you can migrate what was on the old one to the new one using the software that came with the new hard drive.

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Posted 14 January 2006 - 10:28 AM

By upgraded i mean changing components of my computer to better components.
Ye i installed new hard drive but i formatted my old hard drive when i got my new hard drive without checking i had my xp disk :/

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Posted 14 January 2006 - 12:34 PM

Do you have the key numbers for your XP license?

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Posted 14 January 2006 - 01:06 PM

yup

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Posted 14 January 2006 - 01:36 PM

If you can borrow a full install disk from someone else you should be able to use your valid product key to activate the installation.

If not, you should be able to buy a replacement disk from Microsoft (If you bought a retail version of XP) without having to buy another license.

A local computer shop should also be able to do a fresh install for a fee, again using your valid key to validate.

If you bought a retail version of XP:
How to replace lost, broken, or missing Microsoft software or hardware
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?...KB;en-us;326246

If it was originally installed on a computer you purchased:
To replace OEM or System Builder software media, contact the OEM where you acquired the software. To determine whether the software is an OEM or System Builder version, follow these steps: 1. Visit the following Microsoft Web site, and then follow the steps:
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?...us;oemdirectory

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Posted 14 January 2006 - 02:55 PM

Thanks ill try find a friend who has the disk to lend me.




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