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well, im fixing a computer for a friend, and i need to completely format the HDD and reinstall windows, only one problem, though; the dell support reinstall disc is corrupt :)

where can i buy or download a disc of windows xp? i already have a CD Key (which is really what you pay for)

any help is appreciated!
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Howdy:

Get a new one from Dell. The cd key you are wanting to use is only allowed to be used on that particular Dell cd.

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that will probably work, but before i do that, are thee any other, faster alternatives? my friend needs her PC back by january 2nd (for school)
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Yep.. go down and buy a new retail copy of XP or find someone with the exact same system and Dell Restore cd and use that.

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i see....well, thanks, murray! gonna go contact dell and see what i can do!

OMG hate dell support. all operators were busy, so they router me away. thats fine, but all of a sudden "BEEP BEEP BEEP!! we're sorry, the number you dialed has been disconnected."

Edited by fortune82, 28 December 2007 - 12:14 PM.

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No problem. Good luck.

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Try the online chat. It's worked well for me several times.

http://support.dell....o...;l=en&s=gen
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Try the online chat. It's worked well for me several times.

http://support.dell....o...;l=en&s=gen
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