Lost disc

  vinisam 18:18 16 Apr 2007

I want to format my PC, but i lost the WindowsXP disc. Can anyone tell me what to do?



  missingit 18:53 16 Apr 2007

If you have your C O A number, try and borrow a copy, but remember to put your number in when asked.

  vinisam 19:31 16 Apr 2007

Thanks missingit.
But whats a C O A number?

  Dizzy Bob 19:55 16 Apr 2007

Certificate of Authenticity.

Normall found on a sticker on the side of the PC Case, or underneath if it is a laptop.


  vinisam 20:01 16 Apr 2007

Yes got that.

Cheers again.

  skidzy 20:33 16 Apr 2007

Or if you have the os on a hidden partition,you can restore the os that way.
Try tapping F11 or F10 on startup,maybe a different key.

  Totally-braindead 23:46 16 Apr 2007

Whatever disk you borrow it must be the same as what you had. What I mean is, if your label entitles you to XP Home you can reinstall using any XP Home disk but not XP Pro as it'll fail the authentication. So borrow a disk thats the same as your label.

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