Clean install of XP Home without qualifying product

By hlmichel
Apr 17, 2008
  1. I don't want to make this a long story--I am famous for that in other boards.

    Is there any way to install an Upgrade of XP as a clean install without a qualifying product? I have registered 95,98,NT4.0 XP and Vista over the years. All the disks are gone except for XP and Vista--I don't want to install Vista unless there is just no other option.

    I don't want to have to buy another disk just for verification.
  2. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,524

    Yes, borrow someone's Xp full disc
    Use your key only (you don't need their key, just the disc)
  3. hlmichel

    hlmichel TS Rookie Topic Starter

    I guess that is one option. Unfortunately I do not know anyone with a valid XP install disk.

    I was thinking that I could format my drive and copy just enough files from my other computer(it's a dell and yes it did come with XP home but it only works on that computer.

    You would think that with all the versions of windows that I have purchased I would have at least one install CD hidden away somewhere..... Well with four kids under the age of 8, I am lucky that I have any CD's left at all.
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