Replacement for Scratched XP Home CD Installer

By cavornex
Nov 19, 2006
  1. I have this Win XP Home Edition which I’ve been using since I bought my PC some 3 years ago. Thru necessities of re-installations during those periods, it accumulated scratches and lately displayed errors that failed to load some files. Too late now, cleaning the disc won’t help.

    I understand that what I bought from Microsoft is the license, so I should get a CD replacement (either FREE or with nominal fee).

    Note: I contacted Microsoft about replacement, but was told to buy new one? What happens to my license then? Anybody out there with same situation?
  2. Ididmyc600

    Ididmyc600 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,251

    MS suck, If you registered your copy by name and address then you should be entitled to all the support MS can offer, I would ring them back again and tell them that one of their disks has failed in time and that you demand a replacement, your other option is to get a copy made from a friend and use that, as you legally own a copy of XP then its not illegal to have a backup copy.

  3. cavornex

    cavornex TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 22

    Thanks IDIDMYC600

    In my place, we can acquire XP Installers (Home or Pro, doesn't matter) for a dirt cheap price equivalent to US$1.45! I'll not mention if I'm using it now coz Bill might be eavesdropping right now. But if only I had my way, I'll recommend it to GRGirl, that poor gal we're advising on her XP installers...remember?
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