Re: boot an os off hard drive?
They may send you a new disc, it can't hurt to call them. They'll probably want your license key to verify that you actually own a license. Call them up and talk to them, the worst they can say is no.
If not, find someone else and borrow theirs.
When all else fails...Ham Radio!
I still have the same old HP DV9700T laptop I've had for years...still kickin'