Good question! If no XP CD was furnished they should at least furnish a "restore disk". Not the best solution but something anyway... my opinion is all manufacturers should be required to furnish an Operating System CD. I would insist!
Best of luck,
I bought my PC from a reputable company but I was never given a windows XP disc...I asked about this but I was told they dont give it to hewlett packard users...... what do I do if my pc crashes and I have no back up disc to reformat my pc???