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Used Laptop No OS install Windows Key?

By designwell1 ·
Bought a used laptop online, empty, no operating system. Previous owner used Windows 2000 as product key sticker shows beneith. Can I just purchase a "full version" online, w/o key and use the previous numbers on the sticker???
Thanks for the help!

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Have you thought of an open source OS?

by NI70 In reply to Used Laptop No OS install ...

Such as any of the various flavors of Linux or *BSD? I'm not sure why the owner of the laptop did not include the media.

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Easy Solution

by gfuentes5 In reply to Used Laptop No OS install ...

Telephone the local windows distribution center with your problem, they will authenticate the existing number and may have an inexpensive way for you to get an OS disk, maybe even free...

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