And so on, and so on. So if anyone is in the same pickle as me--as long as the Windows CD you're using doesn't include drivers and a bunch of bloatware crap, it's totally fine to use i. Since the computer is going to your parents. Every XP CD is tied to a specific activation key, and unlike Windows or 98, will not allow you to input any arbitrary key to activate it. Track this discussion and email me when there are updates.
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Can I Install Windows XP SP3 on an HP (OEM) System
Do you already have an account? Which is best web hosting providers? Since the computer is going to ooem parents. I had to reformat it because somebody had the lovely idea to install Windows XP on it with a FAT32 filesystem, so it was full of viruses including rootkits, and there was some sort of file system error that made one infected file not erasable even by attaching the hard drive to another pc nor by analyzing it from any sort of live utility bootable cd.
You should be able to install the OS and use magic jellybean has to be an older copy, they removed that functionality to change the key.
It differs from retail in that there are no manuals, but you do get the proper keys and holographic stickers, etc. You should NOT have copied the entire C drive from the old computer over to the new one.
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Did your new system oemm with a recovery CD or instructions on how to create one? You've replied to a 2-year old thread and asked a new question different problem. But, since you're here This would be the easiest, most painless way to get your system back to factory specs.
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It asked for the product key, and after looking through everything we could find for the computer, the original CDs were lost. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
where can I get Sp3 for OEM Win Xp pro? - HP Support Community -
Are you looking for the solution to your computer problem? A key code for XP pro won't work for XP home.
The OEM copy is intended to be sold with hardware from places that sell to home builders. This newer System had XP home edition already installed on it and the disc's I had were Dell so I believe all they gave me was few drivers for XP and no installation sofware to reinstall if necessary. How can I fix messed up folder view in Notes 8 Mail client? You cant legally download any windows operating systems. Well im glad its solved and that you are up and running now.
XP Professional OEM HP Key
Basically I have lost my xp installer disc. The HP support site shows 31 models for the HP Pavilion zx series laptop, so you need to confirm the exact model you have before you purchase a recovery disc kit from Computer Surgeons HP Recovery Center.
The best and legit step. Just activate by phone! If pgo there just follow the instructions for a full restoration back to as new.