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    i need a copy of windows xp home edit on cd

    Hi,

    i need a copy of Windows xp home edition on cd as i have lost mine, i still have my serial number though, where can i get a copy from?

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    could always dl one from utorrent if u have your genuine serial number I don't think there would be a problem!

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    reggers;4794469

    could always dl one from utorrent if u have your genuine serial number I … could always dl one from utorrent if u have your genuine serial number I don't think there would be a problem!



    any links would be good?

    is there a risk with downloading from torrents, like viruses?

    i tried one with sp2 integrated and it wouldn't run when i tried installing from scratch, is there a certain of putting it on a cd?

    dude786;4794489

    any links would be good?is there a risk with downloading from torrents, … any links would be good?is there a risk with downloading from torrents, like viruses?i tried one with sp2 integrated and it wouldn't run when i tried installing from scratch, is there a certain of putting it on a cd?



    Can't put a link on mate. Just check the comments of what you DL before you do. You shouldn't need to put it on a disc to run it once you've Downloaded it. I wouldn't even try. When you DL it there should be a setup file which should run it all and then a pop-up box will come up for your serial number.

    There is a risk of viruses but if you have good enough virus protection this should be minimal. I use the free version of AVG which has always been sufficient for Utorrent. Plus I have spyware terminator and online armour firewall. More than enough and all free! :w00t:

    Original Poster

    reggers;4794532

    Can't put a link on mate. Just check the comments of what you DL before … Can't put a link on mate. Just check the comments of what you DL before you do. You shouldn't need to put it on a disc to run it once you've Downloaded it. I wouldn't even try. When you DL it there should be a setup file which should run it all and then a pop-up box will come up for your serial number. There is a risk of viruses but if you have good enough virus protection this should be minimal. I use the free version of AVG which has always been sufficient for Utorrent. Plus I have spyware terminator and online armour firewall. More than enough and all free! :w00t:



    thanks for the advice, but i would like to put it on a disc so i could install again if i had to. any advice on that, i have gave you rep anyway,

    thanks

    dude786;4794555

    thanks for the advice, but i would like to put it on a disc so i could … thanks for the advice, but i would like to put it on a disc so i could install again if i had to. any advice on that, i have gave you rep anyway,thanks



    Not sure about putting it on a disc mate. Once re-installed you should never need to do it again unless your pc goes west! In which case use the recovery disc which came with it (this wipes EVERYTHING though)

    You will probably need a copy of the OEM version of XP Home rather than the Retail (boxed) version.

    Your serial number will probably only work with the OEM version.

    It is rare nowadays for any company to send out a "proper" Windows CD with a new computer (usually it is just a recovery disk) so proper Windows disks are rare.

    You will probably need to find someone who has built their own computer (or had one built) and bought their own copy of windows XP Home OEM version.

    If you bought the PC with Windows preinstalled you may have a recovery partition on the hard disk, or you could contact the company who made the PC and see if they wil send you a recovery CD.

    Original Poster

    thanks for the reply, yes i need a windows xp OEM home edition, i'v tried asking people but had no luck, thats why i thought i would give hukd a shot and see if anyone could make a copy of their XP CD and send it over, ofcourse i would pay for cd and postage.

    thanks

    guilbert53;4797067

    You will probably need a copy of the OEM version of XP Home rather than … You will probably need a copy of the OEM version of XP Home rather than the Retail (boxed) version.Your serial number will probably only work with the OEM version.It is rare nowadays for any company to send out a "proper" Windows CD with a new computer (usually it is just a recovery disk) so proper Windows disks are rare.You will probably need to find someone who has built their own computer (or had one built) and bought their own copy of windows XP Home OEM version.If you bought the PC with Windows preinstalled you may have a recovery partition on the hard disk, or you could contact the company who made the PC and see if they wil send you a recovery CD.

    You can get XP which is bootable from USB!! :thumbsup:
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