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Install new hard drivw and now asking for system disk????

By mtgwright
Jun 25, 2007
  1. Hello All! Im new to this forum and i have a question. Im not a computer geek, so please bear with me.

    My laptop's ( toshiba satellite a45-s151 ) hard drive crashed so I had to replace it. Now i installed the new hard drive it ask me to set-up the time and date and then after i exited and saved the changes it is now asking for system disk. Is this the operating system (windows xp home edition)? Problem is I cant find my CD (laptop is 3 yrs old) I do have the serial number but not the cd.

    What am i suppose to do now? Thanks for your help!

    Teri
     
  2. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 10,715   +397

    If you've got the number you can borrow that version of the disk from someone or 'acquire' it and install with your key and it is perfectly legal.
     
  3. mtgwright

    mtgwright TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Thank you SNGX1275 for your reply. Is it possible to get it online coz I dont know anybody that might ahve that cd. Thanks again
     
  4. resu

    resu TS Rookie Posts: 172

    yea dude
    i had the same problem with my girl friends PC i just downloaded a clean copy from bit torrent and used her old serial number
    worked a treat, passes all authentication tests and i get all updates etc
    with windows your paying for the number/license not the software.
     
  5. mtgwright

    mtgwright TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Tnx. What is bit torrent? do i have to sign up to be able to download?
     
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