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Old 11-24-2005, 03:29 PM   #1 (permalink)
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hey i have lost my XP CD and want to do a format and reinstall everything. is there anyway i can use another xp CD and use my own CD key? if so where can i get an xp cd without having to pay the retail price - i hear your really only paying for the key and i still have mine.
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Sure can....Ebay, torrents....etc
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Old 11-25-2005, 05:41 AM   #3 (permalink)
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i can only seem to find cd's and torrents with sp2, mine was just before that.can anyone here just mail me an xp home cd and i'll pay them for postage?
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http://www.webtree.ca/windowsxp/tools/ViewKeyXP.exe <---this will tell you the current xp key that on your system if its already installed
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http://www.webtree.ca/windowsxp/tools/ViewKeyXP.exe <---this will tell you the current xp key that on your system if its already installed
He already has the key, needs the cd. Why dont you want an xp with sp2?
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the key i have is for XP that dose not have sp2 already installed, would my key still work for and SP2 XP cd?
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give it a try...
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what you mean give it a try? if it dose not work i cant install anything without buying a new cd
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use the torrent with sp2...you will be fine.
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what you mean give it a try? if it dose not work i cant install anything without buying a new cd

If it doesnt work, it doesnt work...get another key. You can change the key with RockXP
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