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Windows XP re-installation

How do I re-install Windows XP? When ever I go online for the answer the solution involves a CD which I don't have. Where (if I can) can I buy this CD? b

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Depends on country?

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Here I can go to the computer stores and get it.

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Have to check any vendors

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You offered no mention of your system, what it is. if an OEM like Dell, Gateway, etc., then check online to see if they offer a replacement for your model, for some cost. Otherwise, you'll have to buy a full retail version from some vendor. At the same time some vendor offer generic OEM versions of XP provide you buy some h/w as well, thus you gauge the cost. Since XP is getting older you will need to act that much sooner before its no longer support by direct sales. Of course this is the legal options available to you. last, you system once you provide *may* have a hidden partition which you access a recovery reload of the OS, but you offered no such system details, if so available on that OEM system. Beware of sales of illegal copies or frauds.

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