Is to order restore media from HP. But today I find some places install a pirate copy and then later the no CD question comes up. The CHEAP EXIT is to order the restore media.

If HP can't supply it then you go to and order your copies of XP there as it's still for sale.

-> Worth noting is a few feel entitled to media they lost or never had. It's a rough discussion when that comes up but the two suggestions I offer above are the usual cheap exits.