Re: Newbie question

Discussion in 'MCDST' started by PAJ, Jun 29, 2008.

  1. PAJ

    PAJ Guest

    On Sun, 29 Jun 2008 14:07:39 -0400, "David" <anonymous> wrote:

    >I've received a computer to repair for a friend that has a bad hard
    >drive...it won't even spin up. I have no disks to reinstall his oem version
    >of XP Home Edition on the new replacement drive. There is a sticker on the
    >computer with the product key. But we need the missing disk.
    >
    >How do you MCDST computer techs usually handle this situation? I assume that
    >I'll have to buy a new operating system.
    >
    >Or is there an alternative (and still legal) way to do this without spending
    >another $90 for an OS disk?


    Do you not know anyone with an OEM XP Home disk?
    This is how I would handle it.
    Or format and put on Linux :p
    PAJ, Jun 29, 2008
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