Damaged hard drive

Acer / Travelmate laptop
January 11, 2010 at 20:38:04
Specs: Windows XP, 512
I had Win. XP Home oem on bad HD. I have the key number for that os. Will Microsoft give me XP home for the new hard drive. I only got a recovery disc with the laptop.

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January 11, 2010 at 22:35:40
Microsoft wont give you anything. They will refer you back to the Manufacture of the computer and it will be up to them to sort you out. Thats the principle of OEM software.

Have you tried the recovery disk in a new drive? It may work depending on how the manufacture configured it.


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January 11, 2010 at 22:37:13
How did u find out your hdd is bad?

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