Talk to HP, get them to send you some recovery media. Might cost you $20 or so, but it will be your easiest solution by far.
My hard drive recently crashed and I had to buy a new one. My HP Pavilion dv5000 laptop came with Windows XP preloaded, so I don't have a windows cd. I do have a legal product key that came with the laptop for Windows.
I need to download a windows xp installer, make a bootable cd and load it on my new hard drive and put in my product key that I have.
Unfortunately, I can't find a windows xp home edition online that allows me to do this that isnt illegal (with a product key that comes with it) or one that you have to purchase.
Is there any way I can put Windows on my new hard drive if I own a product key?