I lost my windows xp cd but still have the key

I lost my windows xp cd but still have the key, any way i can get another cd somehow?

I am an advanced user with computers so please GOOD answers and this is quite urgent aswell..

thanks for your time
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rindiCommented:
I guess the only legal way would be to get in touch with M$.
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jabiiiCommented:
you can purchase a new media for a nominal fee from MS, the media is cheap its the licensing that is expensive.

i will see if i can find you a link to help
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jabiiiCommented:
use the following contact information to order a replacement Windows XP CD from Microsoft.

If you are calling from the United States, contact the Microsoft Order Desk at the following phone number:
(800) 360-7561, Monday through Friday, 5:00 A.M. to 7:00 P.M. Pacific time.
If you are calling from Canada, contact the Canadian Order Desk at the following number:
(800) 933-4750, Monday through Friday, 5:00 A.M. to 7:00 P.M. Pacific time.


If you order replacement media, you can view the status of your order. To do so, visit the Microsoft Web page:
http://status.microsoft.upgrade.com
To obtain your order status, enter the order number and zip code or postal code.

You can also check the status of your order by calling one of the phone numbers that is listed earlier in this article.


hope it helps.
Jim

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friekedCommented:
Your other option is to contact the manufacturer of your computer assuming you didn't build it yourself, they will usually provide you with all the media that came with your computer either free or for a nominal fee.
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friekedCommented:
P.S. when you call them you're more likely to get it for free if you tell them you have it but it was defective when you got it.

http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/using/setup/getstarted/troubleshoot.mspx
Setup can't read the CD–Rom Drive.
•Verify that the CD–ROM or DVD drive is working
•Clean the CD.
•Use a different CD. To request a replacement CD, contact Microsoft or your computer manufacturer.
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adawareAuthor Commented:
Thank you all for your quick responses, i live in The Netherlands and build my computer myself, the cd is volume lincensed since i install the software on computers, i hope this doesn't make any difference?
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jabiiiCommented:
If it is a volume license i would mention that to make sure they dont send you a single copy. but all should be good no matter the route you take  to get your replacement cd

Hopefully it will be painless for you

Jim
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friekedCommented:
Just make sure you tell them that when requesting a new CD.
There are Retail and Enterprise versions of XP and the keys for one don't always work with the other
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gerodimCommented:
If its the english version of xp you can contact microsoft directly through the internet
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bobsyeruncleCommented:
Why don't you "borrow" a friends copy , or obtain one via other means but use your own Product Key?  This won't matter as long as you own a licence key! Like said above you will need the correct version. If you had Home, Corporate Pro or Retail Pro you would need the same type.

You will have to activate your copy again (unless you have a volume licence key)!

Good Luck!  
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