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Need Windows XP OEM Install/Restore CD for COA

by ebeamsales / June 17, 2008 1:45 AM PDT

OK, My sister and her boyfriend shipped me their old laptops. One is a Gateway about 8 years old, the other is a Dell about 4 years old. Neither has an operating system anymore but they both have Windows XP COA stickers and product keys on the bottom. I don't have the Windows XP OEM install/restore CDs any longer, but I seem to recall that as long at the cases have COA stickers and originally had the OS installed by the manufacturer I shouldn't have go run out an spend $200 for 2 new copies of windows XP. Is this correct? I think I can contact Gateway and Dell and they should be able to send me restore CDs, right? If not, can I buy a Windows XP OEM system builders CD from and will it work for both systems as long as I register each copy with the COA key on each machine? If that works, I would just need to download the appropriate drivers. I would appreciate any insight.

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Call Dell
by Jimmy Greystone / June 17, 2008 1:50 AM PDT

Call Dell, and they should be able to provide a new set of restore CDs. You may have to pay a small fee for shipping and handling, but it should be 50USD or less. A significantly better deal than buying a new copy.

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Try this first.
by PudgyOne / June 17, 2008 3:12 AM PDT
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