xp pro oem disk


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Guest

I am replacing a hard drive and need an original oem disk. is there a good
spot to download one?
 
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Shenan Stanley

Tomkat743 said:
I am replacing a hard drive and need an original oem disk. is there
a good spot to download one?
hah
No.

OEM Windows XP disks aren't "free". They are no different than other types
of Windows XP media in that way.

Anything you 'download' off the web may be modified in whatever way the
person who originally put that copy up decided to.
In other words - with something as important as an OS - it is better to get
your OS from a reliable sourcee. A friend with a generic OEM CD, the people
you originally purchased the OS from, etc.
 
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peter

Yes....you can "download" one from your local computer store......after you
upload the $$$$$$$$
peter
 
G

Guest

thanks for the smart answer. the microsoft no help desk told me to find a
friend with a copy or download one..... I have a new dell and did not get any
disks. i put the drive from the main office machine into the new dell with
only one call to microsoft. putting the new dell drive in the old machine
caused a blue screen
 
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Ron Martell

Tomkat743 said:
thanks for the smart answer. the microsoft no help desk told me to find a
friend with a copy or download one..... I have a new dell and did not get any
disks. i put the drive from the main office machine into the new dell with
only one call to microsoft. putting the new dell drive in the old machine
caused a blue screen
Dell OEM versions are "BIOS Locked" and you will need a Windows XP CD
from Dell. Call their tech support.

Good luck

Ron Martell Duncan B.C. Canada
--
Microsoft MVP (1997 - 2008)
On-Line Help Computer Service
http://onlinehelp.bc.ca
Syberfix Remote Computer Repair

"Anyone who thinks that they are too small to make a difference
has never been in bed with a mosquito."
 
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Jim

Tomkat743 said:
thanks for the smart answer. the microsoft no help desk told me to find a
friend with a copy or download one..... I have a new dell and did not get
any
disks. i put the drive from the main office machine into the new dell
with
only one call to microsoft. putting the new dell drive in the old machine
caused a blue screen
Of course your transplanted disk didn't work. At the very least you would
have had to
perform a repair installation. However, you can't do the repair because you
don't have
a Windows CD.

You get Windows support for Dell machines from Dell. Call them to get a
disk; none other is
going to work

My Dell has a repair partiton on the disk. Did you try restoring from the
repair partition?

Jim
 
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peter

Your welcome
I just love people who only give you 1/4 of the problem and then reply with
another 1/4 of the problem.......which still
leaves 1/2 the problem unreported.........where the person hasn't got the
sense to read the manual that came with the system.
peter
 

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