want my purchased operating system

By shakeelbelim ·
I have the product key with me of my windows xp home edition which came with my compaq laptop now i want the home edition which came with my laptop plz help for the same
thank you

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Are you saying

by Dumphrey In reply to want my purchased operati ...

you need an install cd? Compaqs have a "restore" partition many times. Use the F keys to choose the boot menu at boot time and select recover partition. Failing that, you will need to order one from compaqe.

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Looking for media is a safe bet

by jdclyde In reply to Are you saying

And yes, calling Compaq will probably be the only route to get one. Shouldn't cost more than about $10.

Sure is a pain now that they don't send disks with the systems anymore.

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I agree

by Dumphrey In reply to Looking for media is a sa ...

But at least Dell still offers it as an "Option" when you order a computer, at least, on the latitudes, vostros, and optiplex they do.

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