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Has anyone gotten a MS replacement disk?

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by LouCopits, Aug 5, 2006.

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  1. LouCopits

    LouCopits Thread Starter

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    I have a friend in the business of recycle/disposal of computers, monitors etc. He showed me a pile of laptops that they have, each with the hard drive scrubbed and no MS CD to restore the software. These are pre-XP laptops, probably 4-6 years old.

    He offered one to me but with no software restore CD. Has anyone ever been successful in obtaining a legitimate restore CD for such a laptop?
     
  2. Squashman

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    What is wrong with going out and buying a retail version of an Operating System. If you don't want to pay for Windows, download a version of Linux and run that.
     
  3. sockey99

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    Contact the Mfg with model and S/N and see if replacement recovery CD's are available.They are not free.
    Linux or Win98se would work best on those.
     
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