I've lost my XP Pro installation Disc

September 28, 2011 at 07:45:42
Specs: Windows XP
Where can I buy an installations disc for Windows XP Pro - I can't seem to find it anywhere I've been looking - please help me asap. !!

In advance I'll thank you all that gives me a suggestion !!

Jimmy


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#1
September 28, 2011 at 08:14:41
It would help to know.

Brand of computer. Dell,hp and so on.
Do you have a COA sticker on the computer? What color is it?
Do you live in the USA?


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#2
September 28, 2011 at 13:37:58
http://software.pricegrabber.com/wi...

1/3 of highway deaths are caused by drunks. The rest are by people who can't drive any better than a drunk.


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#3
September 28, 2011 at 14:13:06
Hello Jimmy,

If your computer came with the operating system pre-installed in it. Then you absolutely don't have to worry about it. You will have a product key label stuck underneath your laptop (Microsoft Certificate of Authentication). If you are unable to figure out the numbers don't worry. There's a free program that you can download off the internet. Its called Jelly Bean Key finder. Just run it and it'll give you the product keys of all the Microsoft programs that you have installed in your machine. But before that a few questions.

1. Do you know what version of Windows is installed ( windows xp or vista or 7)

2. What flavor of Windows is it ? For example (xp pro, xp home, vista ultimate, win7 home premium etc)

3. Is it a 32 Bit or 64 bit

Now if your computer is still running a OS and you want the same to be re-installed.
Please go to system properties to get all the above info. You could do that by right clicking on My computer and then go to Properties.

With Vista and 7 you wont be having a problem, as the key determines what version is to be installed. So if its one of those. Just grab a copy of the Disc from a friend and install the OS and key in the product key from underneath the machine (If its a Desktop then its located on one of the sides)

Incase this does help. Please reply back to this post. Thanks.


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#4
September 28, 2011 at 14:14:11
I meant, if this does not help. reply back to my post. Thanks

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#5
September 28, 2011 at 17:44:59
Oh, if it came with XP you might be able to buy a recovery disk from the OEM.

1/3 of highway deaths are caused by drunks. The rest are by people who can't drive any better than a drunk.


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#6
September 29, 2011 at 05:02:31
Its a Computer that has no certain brand but I've build it myself and I've used these componenets :
Motherboard : MB939 ASROCK A785GMH/125/AMD785
Cpu : AMD Athlon 64 PR3800+ in a box*512kb Cache* Newcastle
Memory : 2x1024 MB Performance Memory PC3200 DDR400RAM
Graphichs : AOpen Aeolus Geforce 6800 GT+Doom3, AGP 8x256MB 2 nsDDR3
DVD : AOpen Chameleon Retail 16/48 DVD-ROM
DVD BURNER : NEC ND-3500 16x DVD Burner Double Layer
I surely hope that will help you helping me and it was XP Pro 32 bit I was using - first as an illegal copy , but then I bought at disc that turned the copy into a valid XP installation - but since I bought it with a friend - then he misses it a lot too and I need to replace it asap !

Hi from Jimmy in Denmark - I don't mind buying it from another country than Denmark


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#7
September 29, 2011 at 13:39:54
Search on the web for companies that deal with your country. The link I posted above may auto correct for your locale.

1/3 of highway deaths are caused by drunks. The rest are by people who can't drive any better than a drunk.


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#8
October 1, 2011 at 17:15:48
The Jellybean key finder is OK as long as it's not an OEM like HP,Dell,Gateway ETC. There key's are SLP and preactivated and is different than the key on the case.

Just because the OP does not come back in 3 or 4 days to reply, does not mean he will not come back and reply.


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