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Old 06-23-2005, 10:40 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default No XP Install CD/Reformatting

If I purchase a new motherboard, I'll most likely take the advice of this board and just reformat with a fresh install of everything. The problem arises: I don't have an XP install CD. I made the HP Recovery CDs through an HP prompt, but as I understand, the CDs won't work on a new motherboard.

Sort of a bad predicament. Any help?
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Old 06-23-2005, 12:13 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Well find your XP Install CD everyone has one if they have a ligit XP don't they? If you lost yours I'd beg microsoft to give you another and explain your case.
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Old 06-23-2005, 12:16 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Not everyone has one.

Most brand name computer vendors (HP, Dell, Compaq, etc) don't ship you an XP CD. Instead, they ship the computer with a recovery drive and prompt you to make Recovery CDs. Naturally, the recovery CDs only work on the motherboard that shipped with the computer.

Yahoo for HP.
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