Reformatting without any CDs?
I have a Compaq Presario that came with XP Media. It came with a bunch of usual things like Norton and junk programs. What I am looking to do is reformat. I have no OS cds to my name atm. I called HP and it is $45 for recovery cds.
I got my product key out of the registry, something I always did in the olden days of computer troubleshooting.
The number is listed under ProductId
So I have my key, all I need is an OS cd. Now if I was to download a Windows XP Media edition torrent, burn to CD run that and input my product key I got from my registry would that work. I am looking just for the OS. The drivers I can get no problem, its just the OS.
Also is the legal? Using my cd key that origionally came with my computer.
Also if anyone have a good link for XP Media Edition torrent that would be great.