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Cheapest place to get OEM XP, Vista or 7?

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3 years ago#1
I need to reformat my dads pc and he has lost his original XP disc. I just need the cheapest, genuine copy of any of the above OS.

Is this one ok?

http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/aw/d/B000JTDV6M?qid=1384368246&sr=8-1

I don't suppose I can use my copy of Vista on his PC can I? It came with my PC when I bought it years ago, I believe that is an OEM.
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3 years ago#2
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3 years ago#4
Does the case still have the serial sticker for XP?

If so, you'd just need an XP installation disc/ISO.
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3 years ago#5
Lady Une posted...
Does the case still have the serial sticker for XP?

If so, you'd just need an XP installation disc/ISO.


Unfortunately no he replaced the case a few years ago
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3 years ago#6
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3 years ago#7
Does your dad's PC have a restore partition on the HDD? It is very common for PC sellers to have a copy of the OS on a partition on the hdd.

If that is a bust but you have another copy of the disc but no product key you may be able to use a program like magicjellybean to find the product code currently on his computer.


If neither of those work then the disc you linked should work.
Bought an XP disc and key on ebay about a year ago for about $30 when my aunt and uncles PC was acting up.
The restore partition was corrupt and the product key was illegible.
It was a surplus XP disc and key from Dell since Dell and other such companies often buy windows keys and discs in bulk.
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