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A friend gave me a computer that was damaged in a basement flood, Mobo damaged, replaced with new Mobo, The restore cd would not load because it did not see it's original Mobo. I contacted Microsoft to help but no response at all. I need a way to extract the winxp OS from the restore cd so I can install it on the new Mobo. I shouldn't have to purchase a new OS since the one I have is legal. the restore Cd is for HP brand, also contacted HP but no response either. Any Ideas?
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Nope. A restore cd is not the same thing as a "real" Windows cd, and you can't "extract" the OS from it.
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Restore CDs are designed to work with the board that the system came with originally, because the licence HP have for your copy of XP is locked to that board. Therefore the board dies, the licence dies and as far as Microsoft are concerned, you need a new copy of XP.
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