Reinstalling Windows XP on a 2nd hand laptop

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  1. MikeHunt79

    MikeHunt79 New Member

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    I bought a 2nd hand laptop recently, and there was loads of crap on the hard drive. I want to format it, but it didn't come with a windows xp cd or a recovery cd, yet I have a sticker on the laptop which a product key on it. Where can I get the disk?
     
  2. deusexaethera

    deusexaethera OT Supporter

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    If you have an OEM product key, then you need to get your hands on an OEM install disc. Check eBay for OEM install discs that don't include product keys.

    Alternately, send the laptop in for warranty service, and tell them to "re-image the hard drive."
     

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