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WinXP Pro - how to reformat, reload XP without original CD

Discussion in 'Software Q&A' started by Nariman, Oct 14, 2004.

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  1. Nariman

    Nariman New Member

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    Am using WinXP SP1 which came preloaded but without CD.
    If, god forbid, I have to format my HDD how do I reload XP without the CD ?
    In some forum some where, I do not remember there was a reference to this. I followed the link and was taken to Microsoft site. My computer was sacnned and Microsoft downloaded winxpsp1 en pro bf. There were some instructions that I would require blank floppies etc. I really feel like an ass for being in a hurry and not paying attention.
    Anyway can anyone help me ?
    Nariman
     
  2. gxsaurav

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    No way, U need the CD to install Windows, so U can't do it like this, call your service guy from thde vendor U baught your PC from
     
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    the best way wud be to urself a copy of winxp pro
     
  4. it_waaznt_me

    it_waaznt_me Coming back to life ..

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    I saw you at Aumha too..
    I followed your post there ...


    Btw .. Are you really having a legitimate version of XP .. ?
     
  5. ShekharPalash

    ShekharPalash Web Entrepreneur

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    i think there's only one way to install XP without a CD and applying updates is... only if ur on a network through unattended installation using an ISO/NRG image mounted on virtual drive on one of network system where from ur installing... lol.... it's too long and complicated...

    u better get a copy of XP... ask ur computer manufact... to give u an OEM CD if they can....... or just buy one... i think at least ur OS must me GENUINE ;-)
     
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