without the CD if I have my key code? It wasn't too hard to get Dell to provide XP OEM disks for one. Flag as... Message 5 of 6 (28,988 Views) 0 Kudos Matthew-GS Retired: Community Advocate Posts: 415 Topics: 37 Kudos: 61 Solutions: 17 Registered: 09-29-2008 Re: Best Buy didn’t give me a windows XP
If you must choose OEM, make sure it's the OEM version for your machine. I tried with a 2008 model HP (long out of warranty) and was able to locate replacement media. Of course, a backup would be better. Off-topic comments will be removed. http://forums.bestbuy.com/t5/Computers-Tablets/Best-Buy-didn-t-give-me-a-windows-XP-cd/td-p/98
So, I want to format the hard drive and reinstall Windows XP, (current version has service pac 3, I think) and my Dell Laditude is one that came not with the If you ever need to reinstall from scratch, a retail copy will work. More about Leo. I collect my CDs, my backups and in fact this morning is all about backups.
So I bought your book about maintaining XP, and hope to find a solution. one answer at a time. Microsoft screamed and hollered about my using it on 'different' computers but I contacted them and advised them of what I did. Windows Xp Install Disk Iso Options Mark as New Bookmark Subscribe Subscribe to RSS Feed Highlight Print Email to a Friend Report Inappropriate Content 10-20-2008 09:11 AM Thank you for helping stress the importance of having
HELP Anonymous Thanks very much ! It doesn't know about NTFS or larger drives we see today.Keep that Windows 98 CD away from this machine.As to the boot.ini contents. Kees Flag Permalink This was helpful (0) Collapse - what to do after its booted by winxpuser50 / June 21, 2010 5:32 AM PDT In reply to: What do you want First, copy your Windows XP Setup CD contents to your hard drive.
As a result, one thing that you won't get is support from Microsoft. How To Remove Windows Installation Media This page and the two detailed pages for the individual backup programs offer detailed recovery instructions, both for restoring a system from a factory partition and for creating recovery media from I'd also do it as soon as possible after receiving that new machine. I've looked for several days at various boot disc programs like sportmau and a few others with reviews all over the place.
Those include Windows plus whatever crapware, programs made specifically for that computer and maybe even a useful program or two. Have an account? How Do I Restore Windows If I've Lost My Restore Cd Make sure you agree with the terms that should be provided when using the winnt32.exe application. 8 If you are using any operating system below Windows 2000 or Me, try looking Windows Installation Media Windows 7 Sure, assomeone has stated, retail stores like Best Buydon't have to give you a disk.
I bought new ones and still had the same problems. Not sure where I am going wrong here? by R. Period. Windows Installation Or Recovery Media Download
When I tried this Knoppix Live CD with my older XP system it booted up fine, but could not read my disks. Thanks for voting! I went back to the seller, no reply. A Dell PC seems to be tied forever to the original owner, so if you want anything, you better know who that was.
Categories | Full Archive By Date | Business Card | About Advertisements do not imply my endorsement of any product or service. What Is Installation Media You can download the drivers using the Windows Update service, but you will need the wireless/network driver to be able to connect to the internet first! The label says OEM.
You would either have to login as a user with Administrative Privileges in Safe Mode to reset it, or use a special boot CD than can do it. Recommendations Reviews & Affiliate Disclosure CNET Reviews Best Products Appliances Audio Cameras Cars Networking Desktops Drones Headphones Laptops Phones Printers Software Smart Home Tablets TVs Virtual Reality Wearable Tech Web Hosting Once you have your legitimate license number, you can reinstall using anyone’s disk & then change the number. Windows Xp Installation Cd Iso Selling them again is in violation of that licence and illegal.
It may or may not help you with your pre-installed Windows 7 OEM version, and will almost certainly not accept your OEM license key. The web site Bob gave, http://tips.oncomputers.info/archives2004/0401/2004-Jan-11.htm , has a link down the page to "KNOPPIX - Live Linux File System On CD (official Web site)", and on that new page is Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. You do not need to boot with CD support since you are installing XP from the files on your hard drive (in my example, D:\winxp\). 3.
Not sure about that, but most of these boot utilities say that type of thing or similar. If you bought a PC with Windows Vista and upgraded it, your recovery media will be for the original Vista install. (Sorry.) Some companies require payment of a nominal fee to Toshiba The starting point for any Toshiba recovery option is the Toshiba Acclaim Self-Service page, which includes a Recovery Media link.