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Old 02-03-2007, 09:45 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Recently my Hard drive failed so I'm having it replaced. I didn't have a backup of the files and didn't get a chance to recover Windows from it.

I have the WinXP installation disc, and my question to you is: Will I be able to use this same disc to install Windows on the new HD? (I did this RMA w/ Newegg and they said ask microsoft... but there's no way of getting into their product support page w/out a PID...which can only be found with windows installed)...


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Old 02-03-2007, 11:38 AM   #2 (permalink)
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there should be a sticker with the product key located on your machine somewhere...

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Old 02-03-2007, 11:56 AM   #3 (permalink)
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I built my system and yeah I stuck the sticker on my case...

I'm asking if I can use the same serial on the new HD. Can I?

edit: I"ll try the serial with MS... if anyone knows the answer in the meantime, let me know.
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rite, i know what u mean...
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Old 02-03-2007, 06:20 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Since you havent changed your mobo or CPU you should have no issue with using the new HDD. If you have to call just tell them you had a HDD failure and they should re-activate it for you with no problem.
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