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installing win xp on new hard drive/ no recovery disc


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larry9336

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the hard drive on my Acer aspire one has the click of death. how do I install win xp on the new hard drive without a xp recovery disc? Acer was no help, they said to buy a disc and they do not have one to sell.

note: this is a netbook, no optical drive.
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well i can toss you a zip file that you can drag and drop the content to a flash drive and install via boot from flash...if you need
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Larry can I ask if your netbook has a sticker on the bottom with the name of the original OS and version along with the reg key?
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well i can toss you a zip file that you can drag and drop the content to a flash drive and install via boot from flash...if you need

Chibi, I am affraid that is against the Microsoft Terms of Use.

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Olrik
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larry9336

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sorry took so long. there is a sticker on machine

Win XP home edition / product key removed product key

No specific version is given

Edited by Artellos, 19 September 2012 - 01:57 PM.
removed product key

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Win XP Home Edition is the version.
Being a Netbook I would suspect it should be SP3 then.
Now you only need to find the OEM version from a friend to reload the system.
You can use your reg number but the installation disk must be a OEM version of XP Home Edition.
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Are you still having problems with your issue?
It has been 17 days since your last response and I was wondering if the issue has been resolved?
If so can you explain how it was resolved so others may be able to fix it if they have the same issue.
If not please let us know and we can continue with helping you to resolve the issue.
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