Windows XP CD
Posted 19 July 2005 - 06:11 AM
Posted 19 July 2005 - 06:26 AM
Posted 19 July 2005 - 06:32 AM
Posted 19 July 2005 - 08:44 AM
Here are you options
1) first, you may have a hidden recovery partition on your drive...what kind of system is it. Often, tapping the f10 or f12 key at boot up will start the system recovery process
2) copy a cd of the version you have from someone. You have a legitimate license and a legitimate key. When you buy Windows, you buy a license. Microsoft does not copy-protect windows cds--they are a delivery medium.
But, you bought a license for a SPECIFIC version of windows....Retail, Upgrade, OEM....and a specific version of that, RTM, SP1, or SP2.
You must use that version and that iteration for your CD-key to work and for your license to be valid.
Posted 19 July 2005 - 09:17 AM
If it is goto allprograms>packardbell support>smart restore.
Or goto the packarbell website_online tutorials.
Posted 19 July 2005 - 03:05 PM
Yes I can't run a program on my computer because it has already been formated. I have tryed the restore pressing F10 and F12 and nothing turned up. My computer is an HP Pavilion 762c. I thought you could get a copy of a CD and install your key with it, but I didn't know there was the RTM, SP1, and SP2 that I would have to match allong with the OEM. I think its RTM. One of my friends said they have an OEM XP Home install CD I could use, I'll give that a try. Thanks for your help.
it is kind of tough to run a windows program after a format
Posted 19 July 2005 - 03:08 PM
HP just lost a class action suit concerning that very thing (not giving restore cd's)..
Contact them and they will supply one free of charge !!
Posted 20 July 2005 - 02:30 AM
Posted 02 August 2014 - 07:38 PM
Do you still have this computer and are interested in selling it (even if it is no longer working)? I'm looking for this model in particular.
Please let me know to: mari_xx AT hotmail DOT com
Edited to remove in the clear E-mail address. E-mail should be removed as soon as you get a response. - Z
Also, this was 7 years ago so the likelihood of still having the XP computer is pretty small. Not 0 but close
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