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Old 01-25-2009, 07:42 AM   #1
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Is it possible/legal/ethical to use a "unbranded" or otherwise OEM win xp disk
to reformat/reinstall xp onto a computer as long as it has a OEM coa?
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Old 01-25-2009, 10:17 AM   #2
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Yes, it's possible. As long as you still have the license key, it's fine. If you really want to do things the "proper" way, you could contact MS and they'll send you a new disc.
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If you really want to do things the "proper" way, you could contact MS and they'll send you a new disc.
That would involve talking to some person in India who you can't understand...like the last time I tried to call Microsoft.

First time and LAST time I'll do that, I'll tell ya that much. Frickin outsourcing anyways...
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Good glad it can be done, Guess I have a Few more Specific questions


Is there a way to get a "unbranded" disk that I can reformat any computer
as long as they have a Legit COA?

also and more importantly if i managed to acquire one is this legal?
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Old 01-26-2009, 05:33 AM   #5
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I don't think there's any "legal" way to get it without actually asking microsoft for a copy...but no one wants the hassle of that. USING it would be legal since you have a valid code, but obtaining it would probably be "technically" illegal...

You'd be looking at something like this
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