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#1 Rob h

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Posted 28 May 2007 - 02:54 PM

My PC has windows home sp2 already installed but it is playing up and I think I might need to re-install on a new hard disc. But my windows disc has been damaged beyond use, my daughter has an OEM copy, can I use that disc and use my product key to install it?

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Posted 28 May 2007 - 03:19 PM

My PC has windows home sp2 already installed but it is playing up and I think I might need to re-install on a new hard disc. But my windows disc has been damaged beyond use, my daughter has an OEM copy, can I use that disc and use my product key to install it?


No you cannot. The frst update ur computer would do is WGA(Windows Genuine advantage). The its gonna tell u tht ur windows is not genuine and hence will halt the security features. The better option would be to call up microsoft and ask them to send u a new copy of the damged CD u already have. U MIGHT be charged for shipping and handling.





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Posted 24 June 2007 - 10:28 AM

As I am now back up and running fine I thought i had better reply to this thread. I was about to spend 65 on a new OEM copy of windows when whilst chatting to the shp asistant regarding my problems he informed me that I did not need to purchase a new copy and that it was fine to use any copy as long as I had a genuine product key of my own. I thanked him, bought a new hard drive, 15, and now all is working fine, including the windows genuine advantage thingy and updates. And now my local pc shop will have a new regular customer.

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Posted 24 June 2007 - 10:43 AM

Hi Rob h,

If you ever do decide that you need to replace your XP CD, this article describes how to contact Micro$oft for help;
How to replace lost, broken, or missing Microsoft software or hardware.
Chaos reigns within.
Reflect, repent, and reboot.
Order shall return.

aaaaaaaa a~Suzie Wagner




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