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Old Feb 8, 2008, 06:43 PM   #1
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Have product key, but don't have CD... legal to download?

Maybe this is an odd question, but I have a product key for Windows 2000 (yes, legally obtained), but I don't have the install disc... Can I download a copy? Is it legal to do so?
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Old Feb 8, 2008, 06:46 PM   #2
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Yes. Although it is more legitimate to just copy it from someone.

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Old Feb 8, 2008, 07:21 PM   #3
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I don't see why not. I've done it when faced with having to format people's laptops as a last resort to fix and they don't have the disks.

Works just fine and because it's the serial you pay for really, there shouldn't be a problem.
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It is not legal to download. But who cares?
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Old Feb 9, 2008, 04:35 AM   #5
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It really doesnt matter either way, as you're using the license.

And what you're really paying for is the license, not the disc.

Hell, I bet Microsoft would send you a disc if you called and asked nicely.
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