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Don't have XP Disk


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friedpooodle

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I have a LEGAL copy of XP Home on my computer. The reason I don't own the disk is because my grandpa gave it to me for christmas and it came preloaded. I also have a XP Pro laptop that was given to me w/o the disk.

Is there any way that I could somehow on the microsoft sight or somewhere else give them a serial number or something and I could download the contents of the disk from them legally and burn onto a cd?
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no
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Is this a HP computer, if so there is a program somewere in the start menu that allows you to create the cd's to restore the OS and drivers. I forget just how to do it but its in the manual or you could go to the hp website for directions.

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the newer ones allow you to access the recovery setup by hitting a function key f10 or f12, I think.

Anyway, the reason MS doesn't allow you to do as you say is because the PCs have OEM versions....and part of the reason they sell it as a discount is so that they don;t have to deal with user issues...they say "call HP!"
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Well I don't have any HP's anyways. I have an IBM desktop and a Dell laptop. So this Isn't possible?

And I have to buy new ones?
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In some circumstances and if your windows is legal and you can prove it then microsoft can sometime re-issue a XP disk.
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How do I do this?
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contact the vendor. in this case IBM. it might cost a small amount of money to get them to send you the software.

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