xp disks

  sudoman 02:36 26 Jan 2009
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my daughter has a desktop pc.it was bought second hand.it came with xp installed but no disks.she wants to do a reinstall.would she have to buy a full version or could she use an oem version.

  bebbo 05:12 26 Jan 2009

Has it got the licence sticker on the bottom of the laptop? if it has just use someone else xp disk and your licence.

  wiz-king 05:53 26 Jan 2009

I think if the computer has a licence sticker you can use any XP disk of the same version as the sticker eg Home, Pro.

  sudoman 09:25 26 Jan 2009

there is no sticker on it anymore

  JYPX 09:40 26 Jan 2009

I am sure the problem with the sticker can be overcome. You need a piece of software which will reveal the xp key belonging to your pc which is stored in the registry. Perhaps this:
click here

  Les28 09:49 26 Jan 2009

Or install Belarc Advisor, then scroll down results page to Software Licenses section Key Number for XP

click here

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