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NewMobo have Oem Widows xp no cd HELP!


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I have a new mobo and i have a freaking Oem Windows Xp w/o a Cd. I have been reading in the forums about this and i can find out if any found a solution to this problem(activation want work if you reinstall Xp). I dont have a warranty with HP either. this blows please help.
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Howdy and welcome to G2G:

Is it safe to assume you have an HP system then?? If so, how old is it?? HP just recently lost a class action suit and is being forced to supply proper Recovery/Restore cd's for their systems..

Suggest you contact them!!

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im contacting them, but they keep dodging giving me a CD. is there another way.
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Yep.. Buy a install cd..

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Even if HP will give you a recovery CD, that may only permit you to return the hard drive to its original software condition, losing all personal files, installed programs, and settings. Worse, OEM recovery CDs sometimes only work on specific OEM hardware. So, unless you got the new motherboard from HP, their recovery CD might refuse to install, because it senses a non-HP computer. Finally, even if the recovery CD functions, the drivers will likely be wrong for the motherboard, and you will get a blue screen of death. You really need an XP CD from which you can perform a "repair" installation of XP, and most recovery CDs will not do that fo you.

While you can negotiate with HP for months, the quickest solution is to buy a full retail version of XP. Note that if you happen to own a 98 or ME CD, you should be able to use the retail upgrade version of XP. Just have the 98 or ME CD handy when the XP installer asks about proof of a prior "qualifying" operating system.
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