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    XP install - no CD - help!

    I've built a PC for my brother in law, and am about to istall a (legit) version of XP home - I dig out the wallet with the key and CD in it - but no CD - I've lost it!

    Just turned the house upside down looking for it - to no avail.

    Can someone suggest options to me which don't involve forking out again?!

    Thanks
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    Best option os to borrow a friends cd if possible, you need the cd that matches the os type,

    eg an xp home cd for xp home

    as long a you still have the liscenc numbe youll be fine, otherwise you could get someone to burn bootable copies of the cd's?

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    thanks,

    gosh darn - though I may be able to download it from somewhere, burn to a cd.... bums - not sure I know anyone with XP home

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    Make sure the license type is the same aswell.
    E.g. if its an OEM key it needs to be an OEM XP disc, a retail key needs a retail disc.
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    if you get stuck i can send you a disk i got loads

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    Thanks for the offer - arbitor, and the info badass. It's resolved now as it transpired the guy I'm making it for had it.
    Ta anyway, peeps!

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    Would it be legal to DL it from a torrent site if you had a key?
    With love and many thanks,

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    not sure, probably but sieng as when buying an os you pay for the liscence it may not be.

    but i wouldnt bother anyway as they either wont work or cotain virusues

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    I'm confident it would be legal.. you'd hardly run into problems either way, but I'd give microsoft a call about a replacement disk.. surely it mustn't be that expensive to replace?

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