Have XP Key, but no disk

By Krissie
May 19, 2009
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  1. Hi there!

    I was hoping somebody here might help me?

    I've got a Packard Bell Easynote E2 series laptop that used to run XP home. I recently had to replace the hard drive after the old one stopped working, but now I can't re-install wndows. Even though I have an OEM licence key on the CoA sticker, I don't have a recovery partition, a working installation, or a recovery CD.

    Packard Bell apparently don't issue recovery CD's for computers over 3 years old. Is there anything I can do? I have a friend with an XP Pro disk, but the key won't work.

    How can I install windows so that I can use my license?
  2. Lanarkshire IT

    Lanarkshire IT Newcomer, in training Posts: 54

    hi there

    get a friends xp home oem disk (must be the same type) and reinstall using YOUR OEM KEY or u might get some joy from MS

    regards
  3. Tedster

    Tedster Techspot old timer..... Posts: 10,074   +13

    borrow an XP CD, use the key you have.
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