What disc do I need?

    If you have a windows XP key, which disc is it you need if you've lost, or where never given the original disc?

    Also, if you're formatting a hard drive, do you need to uninstall windows first so you can reuse that key on the same PC, or will it become usable again once you've formatted the hdd?



    XP is Retail or OEM - OEM if pc purchased from Dell/HP etc

    You do not need to uninstall Windows - just format and go through the motions using the existing key you have.

    you might find your pc has a recovery partition meaning everything is already on the pc. Just a case of activating the recovery partition when you boot.

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    Cheers, rep for both of you :thumbsup:
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