How to reinstall xp without bootable cd?

August 30, 2009 at 08:22:13
Specs: Windows XP
I have genuine version of xp. I want to format and re-install xp but I don't have bootable xp CD. So from where can I download bootable xp CD for free which have genuine version and from which I can reinstall genuine xp.

I have my product id i.e serial key of my genuine xp version. If I install pirated version of xp and if i insert my genuine product id in that pirated version then would it become genuine xp from pirated xp?

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August 30, 2009 at 08:25:37
How to obtain Windows XP Setup boot disks
That is for if XP CD is non-bootable.

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August 30, 2009 at 08:56:27
If you have the product ID then any XP CD will work providing it is the same type as already installed. i.e XP Professiona/Home or Retail/OEM.

If the computer came with an OEM version already installed then yo need the same version. A retail version will not work with your key, pirited or otherwise.

If it is OEM you should be able to get an installation CD for the computer manufacturer.


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