And out of warranty the price is about 10% of a full retail copy. A bargain.
Why not pay up?
Hello. I am currently working on a computer for a friend. It's a Lenovo desktop. 3000 series I believe. There is supposed to be a recovery partition on this machine but it is screwed and I do not have the recovery CDs. Getting them from Lenovo seems to be out of the question as they said they would only send them to me if the computer was still under warranty.
I am trying to reinstall XP Pro. I have a valid OEM product key on the side of the machine. I figured it was OEM because the key would not work with any ordinary XP Pro CD. Does anyone know of a way to reinstall XP Pro on this machine using the CD key on the side without the recovery CD?