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Old 01-13-2008, 08:43 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Usually people just go to torrent sites and download them. As long as you have a valid CD Key (the number on the Certificate of Authenticity sticker, usually on the side of your PC or with a Windows manual), you can legally use a torrented CD, as long as you don't use hacks to break the authentication. I got a torrented CD from my friend, but entered my official COA and activated on the Internet, it worked fine. I had to use it because my computer came with Recovery CD's which insist on factory imaging the whole disk, and I dual-boot with Ubuntu, so those didn't work for me.


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You have to torrent the disk and get the proper build number or hack key data so that it will take your key.

You can also call M$ and request a disk for your key. Should be $10 + shipping.

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