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crached system

by Fasan Tope Israel / June 30, 2008 4:40 AM PDT

Anybody with the idea of website where i can download original window xp home edition sp1 for my system that is already crash so that i can repair the operating system for i dont want to loose the document.
My recovery cd is bad and i still ve my product key.
I now use my 2nd system.
Kindly help,
Uncle T

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by MarkFlax Forum moderator / June 30, 2008 4:45 AM PDT
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by Fasan Tope Israel / June 30, 2008 5:02 AM PDT
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thank u mark.
yes the other one has been resolved.

I was just using registry defragmentation on the system where there is norton internet security installed and after the whole process , the window could not boot again.
Yes i can resolve the problem if i could get the recovey cd i said.
Where to download matters to me or how do i use another syatem not home edition sp1 to make the recovery cd (home edition sp1)
Kind help

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Re: download Windows XP
by Kees Bakker / June 30, 2008 5:11 AM PDT
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You can't. There's no legal download. Your options:
1. get a new recovery cd from the maker
2. buy a new Windows XP and download all drivers from your PC's maker
3. borrow a Windows XP CD that will accept your (OEM) product key
Let me add that #3 is unlikely to happen.

The easy way to get to your documents: put the disk in an external USB-enclosure and connect that to your second system. You might need to take ownership of the files, bat that's easy.


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by Fasan Tope Israel / June 30, 2008 5:18 AM PDT

what is external usb enclosure

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Re: external enclosure
by Kees Bakker / June 30, 2008 5:50 AM PDT
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That's an external disk (like you see at for example) without the disk inside. Just the case and you put in your own disk. All computershops have them. Be sure to buy the right one for your disk (size and interface).


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by Fasan Tope Israel / June 30, 2008 5:57 AM PDT
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(NT) Why not?
by Kees Bakker / June 30, 2008 6:07 AM PDT
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