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Where to get a new operating system cd?

Discussion in 'General Software' started by CarolinaKSU, Aug 1, 2008.

  1. CarolinaKSU New Member

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    Well, come to find out, my old xp cd from HP is corrupted somehow. I tried to reload XP and im getting these errors about missing files during setup. There is a pretty good sized scratch on the disc which is probably the culprit..

    Anyway, is it possible to order just a replacement cd? Im talking a legit copy from Microsoft or HP themselves. I know that with a small fee you could order a replacement dvd for Vista from MS, is there anything like this for XP?

    HP is giving me the run around, trying to sell me the whole recovery cd package including drivers etc. which i dont want / need since they date from 2003(!)
     
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    have you contacted M$ directly?
     
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    Mussels Moderprator Staff Member

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    its also.... dubious, but you CAN download or 'pirate' a disk.

    In my opinion this is legal and should be allowed, so long as you do not use a pirated CD key. you're merely replacing it with a backup, of which you are legally allowed to make originally.

    Just make sure you get the correct copy (home/pro)!
     
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    intel igent New Member

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    hmmm kinda shady don't ya think? considering he had a legitamite copy to begin with, i'd give M$ a call
     
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    yeah, i made ISO backups for when people bring systems to me to be formatted, the central part being here that he's using his legit key - MS allows you to make a backup and burn copies of the disks (slipstreams, integrating updates) so i do not feel this is illegal if you are using a legit serial key.
     

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