Go Back   Computer Forums > General Computing > Hardware
Click Here to Login
Join Computer forums Today


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 09-16-2004, 09:02 AM   #1
Beta Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Posts: 1
Default Windows XP problem - i've lost my cd!!!

My laptop recently crashed and I now need a new hard drive - this means that I have to re-install my Windows XP Home Ed. However, I have lost my XP CD!! I still have the booklet that came with it along with my license / product key attached to the bottom of my laptop - does anyone know if I can use another XP CD to install it again and re-register with my current license or do I need to surcombe and buy a whole new XP package?!! Or is there any other way around this problem?
__________________

stug1979 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-16-2004, 11:59 AM   #2
Fully Optimized
 
Mental Liberator's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Posts: 2,035
Send a message via AIM to Mental Liberator
Default

you can probably call them up and say that and MAYBE they could ship you one, but im prettyyyyy suuure u can just pop in anyones cd and then put in your own license key...
__________________

Mental Liberator is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-16-2004, 02:20 PM   #3
The Candyman
 
~mr mixx~'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: USA
Posts: 11,310
Default Re: Windows XP problem - i've lost my cd!!!

yeah, you should'nt have any prob. getting a new one cuz after all you do have the product code & serial # from the laptop...
__________________
" Let the music move you "
~mr mixx~ is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-16-2004, 02:40 PM   #4
Fully Optimized
 
airiox's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Posts: 2,692
Default Re: Windows XP problem - i've lost my cd!!!

Just visit SuprNova.ord and download a backup copy.
__________________
Check out my Counter Strike:Source servers:
***THE DYNASTY***: 74.52.232.130:27015
*** GUNGAME ***: 74.52.232.131:27015
*** SOCCER ***: 74.52.232.133:27015
airiox is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-16-2004, 03:53 PM   #5
BSOD
 
FuRgy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Posts: 1,692
Default Re: Windows XP problem - i've lost my cd!!!

www.suprnova.org and make sure you have bit torrent...Also I got mine from Limewire....You could try that too
FuRgy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-17-2004, 05:43 AM   #6
Fully Optimized
 
CoMpUtaFrEek's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2004
Posts: 1,765
Default Re: Windows XP problem - i've lost my cd!!!

Who told you that you need a new hard drive? Why not just reinstall Windows on the existing one?
__________________
Asus A7N8X Deluxe - Rev 2.0 - Bios Ver. 1007
AMD Athlon XP-M 2200+ - @ 11x188 = 2Ghz (1.75Vcore)
ATi Radeon 9700 Pro (Almost as good as my old 5950U!)
Corsair 512MB XMS TwinX Low Latency DDR 400 - @ 188Mhz
3dmark03 Score: 5086
CoMpUtaFrEek is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-17-2004, 03:24 PM   #7
Guru
 
Lord Kalthorn's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Britain
Posts: 13,293
Send a message via MSN to Lord Kalthorn
Default

Get a CD of a mate - use your Product Key and it will be fine and all legal.
__________________

__________________
A Knight is sworn to Honour. His heart knows only Virtue. His blade defends the helpless. His might upholds the Weak. His word speaks only truth. His wrath undoes the Wicked.
Lord Kalthorn is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:17 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0