Re-Installing XP Home

  blue_cafe 10:17 12 Sep 2003

I have a shop supplied system running XP Home SP1, I dont have the original CD Rom but have got 6 floppies from microsofts download site that I copied y'day, can I use these to re-install XP Home, what about a product key?

  brian990 10:25 12 Sep 2003

the key is usually printed on a label stuck on your m/c


  Lozzy 10:28 12 Sep 2003

These disks are Startup disks only for XP not the actual program.. Go back to where you got the system and ask them for an original XP CD.

  blue_cafe 10:30 12 Sep 2003

I have the key, but if the original cd rom is (say) 5oomb how can 6 floppies (say) 8mb install XP Operating System..... can it do that before I make the leap and start these floppies, thanks.

  Mike574 12:24 12 Sep 2003

As Lozzy said, those floppies are only for start up in case you can't boot from cd. You'll need a recovery cd or full version that might/might not have come with your system when you purchased it. It you don't have one then you should contact the company you bought your system from.

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