No windows disc but product key on PC

  victorkor 21:41 14 Feb 2008

I want to re-install windows but the computer was bought with win xp home already installed - but no disc. however the product key is on the side. Can I use this instead, or if not, why is it there?


  pac73 21:43 14 Feb 2008

No,you,ll need the Windows disk as well.

  sinbads 21:46 14 Feb 2008

you can borrow someones xp home disc but you will need to enter your product key code during installation

  Eric10 22:32 14 Feb 2008

If the computer is a recognised make rather than home built then it will probably have a recovery partition with all the necessary files to recreate the PC back to how it was when purchased. Watch the screen while it is booting up and there will probably be a message telling you to press a key to Recover the PC. This is often the F10 key.

  Strawballs 22:38 14 Feb 2008

Sometimes this is in the system tools sub menu.

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