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Windows RETAIL XP Where can I get one at everywhere no1 has

by ttumlinson / November 4, 2009 7:24 AM PST

I am trying to find a RETAIL Windows XP program to purchase. I was instructed by HP that is what I was going to need to be able to boot my hp753n since the recovery D: file was accidently deleted and that the HP Recovery Disc is not working (2002). Can anyone help me with this or tell me who to contact to get one? Tired of looking.

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Probably out of luck
by Jimmy Greystone / November 4, 2009 7:35 AM PST

Probably out of luck. Microsoft stopped selling XP about a year ago I think. So you can try your luck on ebay, but odds are you're just going to get scammed.

Still, I fail to see why an OEM copy of XP wouldn't work here. I think you might be misinterpreting HP's advice, and they're saying you need to buy a copy of XP through retail outlets, not necessarily a retail copy of XP.

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by ttumlinson / November 4, 2009 7:56 AM PST
In reply to: Probably out of luck

So this OEM means one that came with a computer system even if it is not a HP computer correct?

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Just sharing what I've done to fix those.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 4, 2009 8:17 AM PST

1. Duplicate the restore media. The fresh copy sometimes works.
2. Replace the CD/DVD drive. As these age you find them failing to boot.

3. Even MSFT offers advice to borrow a XP CD. Without the key it's just a repair tool.

And finally sells it at and other places on their site.

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Thank you
by ttumlinson / November 4, 2009 8:21 AM PST

Reply Thank you

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