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hard drive died with my Windows Xp on it!

Discussion in 'Windows - General discussion' started by Prong72, Nov 13, 2007.

  1. Prong72

    Prong72 Member

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    I normally find all my answers on here and normally don't have to post my own question. I couldn't find this one on here. Forgive me if it's here somewhere , but didn't do enough research.

    Anyway here it goes.

    My hard drive died and my XP was on it. Now this is one of those computers that have XP preinstalled. I still have the XP key , but not the actual software itself. When I install a new hard drive how do I recover my XP. Will Microsoft send me a copy as long as i have my key?


    Thanks for any help.
     
  2. seb32

    seb32 Regular member

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    You should have gotten a "Recovery CD" or something similar with your computer. This has Windows XP on it, and will work only on your brand of computer. Do you have anything like this?
     
  3. steimy

    steimy Active member

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    i would look for the recover disc as mentioned. If not then call the company who sold it to you because every system preinstalled with Windows should have come with a Windows disc to reinstall it.
     

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