Windows XP Install Disk

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by timdw5s, Jan 4, 2011.

  1. timdw5s macrumors newbie

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    Hi I want to install windows XP on my macbook. I have a license key but I lost the install disk. Anyone know how I can just get the software without buying another copy?

    Thanks!
     
  2. balamw Moderator

    balamw

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    Tricky as the key may require a particular kind of disc. Do you remember if it was OEM, retail, etc...

    Check eBay, you may be able to buy a disc without key cheap as long as its the right kind.

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  3. velocityg4 macrumors 68040

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    You might be able to get a replacement disc through Microsoft.

    http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;326246

    If you are using an OEM license you should know it is non-transferable. It may not activate in your Mac. As for replacement discs you would go to the original computer manufacturer unless it was OEM for system builders.
     
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  5. balamw Moderator

    balamw

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    So get someone with MSDN access to dl the ISO for you.

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