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Laptop OS

By plslemeno
Jan 13, 2007
  1. hello, I want to reformat my laptop hard drive and re-install the OS but I lost my re-installation Cd . It's windows xp home and I have the product key from microsoft attached to the laptop. What should I do. Thanks
     
  2. Liquidlen

    Liquidlen TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,646

    It is going to depend on which brand your Lptp is. The best bet is to contact the Manufacturer and obtain one their Disks.This should be no problem if you are the registered owner.
     
  3. rikkigrysko

    rikkigrysko TS Rookie

    re

    you might be able to get a cd from a friend and just use your key
     
  4. Matthew

    Matthew TechSpot Staff Posts: 6,087   +84 Staff Member

    Odds are an OEM key isn't going to work with a retail XP CD, rikkigrysko. Even more than that, this thread is over a year old.
     
  5. techbie

    techbie TS Rookie

    you might be able to contact your laptop manufacturer by 1800
     
  6. medinadoctor

    medinadoctor TS Rookie

    what?

    sorry for yosu
     
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