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Old 09-02-2007, 12:16 PM   #1
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Default Lost XP COA CD Key

About 2 years ago I purchased a copy of windows xp home. I would like to install it on a new pc, as the old one was thrown aways a few months ago. I can't try to recover the cd as the old pc's hdd is broken completely so does anoybody know how much Microsoft would charge for a new key (and if they still would seeing as vista is now out). I still have the CD and box.
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Old 09-02-2007, 12:21 PM   #2
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i had a brief look on the ms site and only found the price in $

Windows XP Home Edition—full version $184.00
Windows XP Home Edition—version upgrade $84.00

thats just for the key. it says "additional licensing" but you had a key before so this should work
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Old 09-02-2007, 12:25 PM   #3
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Thanks, so really I'd be better of just buying a new retail copy of it.
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Old 09-02-2007, 12:52 PM   #4
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well you have the cd, so you just need a key to go with it. id just get a key on its own. although you may have windows xp home sp1, and the newer keys are sp2. depends what cd you have i think.
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My XP HOME CD only cost £60 brand new about two years ago so its probably cheaper to just go buy a new disc
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Old 09-02-2007, 01:26 PM   #6
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Microsoft are rip off merchants. On newegg its $195 for the full sp2 xp home edition. So for an extra $20 after postage (compared to just the key) you could have sp2 integrated.
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Old 09-02-2007, 04:47 PM   #7
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yea i wouldnt buy off microsoft direct, but you asked how much microsoft would charge
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Old 09-02-2007, 04:50 PM   #8
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Cant you call up microsoft and say your hdd went bad and you need to reinstall XP, but lost the key...then just activate it over the phone.
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Old 09-02-2007, 06:44 PM   #9
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I bet you could if you have some sort of proof of purchase.
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*Cough* Crackspider *Cough*...that old trick doesnt work anymore thanks WPA Activation Grrrrr.....
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