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Question

Volume License Disk for Windows XP

by opticswalt / June 10, 2011 9:09 AM PDT

Is it possible for me to get a copy of a volume licence CD for Windows XP Home Edition so that I can perform a repair installation on my machine? I purchased my computer from Compaq quite a few years ago, and contacting someone at HP/Compaq seems nearly impossible.

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by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / June 10, 2011 10:21 AM PDT

When this many years have passed such things are no more. You can find the full retail XP CD on the usual places and maybe the restore media but ONLY THE FULL RETAIL VERSIONS allow repair installs. The VLK is far too expensive to purchase and you can't give them away (it's a license restriction.)

Bob

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by opticswalt / June 10, 2011 2:24 PM PDT
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Thanks for the information on the versions and repair installs. Since I have all of my files backed up, I decided to not waste any time or money with alternate install disks, and I went ahead and used the recovery disks that I was instructed to make when I purchased the computer. It seems to have been reasonably successful, but there will be many restarts while the OS updates itself.

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