Damaged Windows install cds?

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by MacPossum, Sep 3, 2007.

  1. MacPossum macrumors 6502


    Jul 15, 2007
    I'm not asking for a pirate version of windows, but does anyone know if there is a way (perfably through Microsoft) that I can either get new window's CD's or download Windows in all of it's entirety? I still have my Window's packaging but the CD itself is cracked. So my delemia here is, will Microsoft allow me to download Window's legally and use the product key that I own to reinstall it in on my Mac?
  2. Eidorian macrumors Penryn


    Mar 23, 2005
    I'd ask a friend if they have the same discs. The biggest problem is that OEM, retail, and volume licensing use slightly different serial keys.

    What kind of copy of Windows do you have?
  3. dodong macrumors member


    Mar 2, 2007
    Like Eidorian had said, you didn't mentioned the type of Windows copy in your possession but if you're referring to XP SP2, you can download it through Microsoft, http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/sp2/default.mspx. Will it not be possible for you to ask any of your friends to give you a back up copy of their Windows CD? Just asking.

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