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July 3, 2010 at 19:10:09
Specs: Linux i686, 1.8ghz, 512 mb ram

Hello,

I have a computer with one of those wonderful "Windows XP 1-2 CPU Professional" stickers that says that somebody paid licensing fees to Microsoft.

Trouble is I do not have the CD to install it. I look around on the net and I can only find modified or "no activation required" ISOs.

Where can I find a burnable unmodified ISO image for "Windows(r) Profressional XP 1-2 CPU COMPAQ" in French?

Preferrably with SP3 slipstreamed. I don't want any "corporate" editions or anything like that. I want a copy of the version that was paid for on this machine.

This is NOT piracy as I have a license, just not the CD.

Thanks,

David

If only Windows was as easy as Linux.


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#1
July 3, 2010 at 19:19:05

Do a search on your comp for i386 ( about 500mb ) that is XP.

You can now slipstream SP3 using i386.


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#2
July 3, 2010 at 19:20:15

As long as you have the product key, you can use anyone's XP Pro disc....friend or relative maybe?

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#3
July 3, 2010 at 19:22:30

Everyone I know have those stupid ghost CDs from manufacturers like acer and HP that are not real XP CDs. But my boss might have one, I'll call him tomorrow.

"Do a search on your comp for i386 ( about 500mb ) that is XP." => The file system is completely shot, everything is lost. So this is not a workable solution, although I might have i386 folder on another computer

Thanks,

David

If only Windows was as easy as Linux.


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#4
July 4, 2010 at 08:28:28

I did a search on google for "Windows XP OEM French", I found an iso image of 666 megabytes ( :o ). It had SP2 slipstreamed. It was French ( france ), but I change the keyboard once installed and it worked perfectly.

If you have the same issue as me, when looking for an iso, the following phrases are BAD, they indicate you'll get a pirated copy that won't work :
* "Corporate"
* "With activation"
* "No activation"

Hope this helps someone else.

I don't like Microsoft, and I only use Linux at home, but every so often I have to reinstall Windows for some poor unfortunate soul, and since Microsoft says I have to buy a new copy, this is the only reasonable way to get the work done.

If you have a computer with a sticker on it, you want the OEM version NOT corporate or retail.

David

If only Windows was as easy as Linux.


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