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Where Can I download Windows XP Pro with SP3 OEM

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Hi,
    my computer (HP Pavilion) crashed the other day and i had to replace the hard drive it didnt come with A CD to reinstall the OS can anyone guide me as to where i can download the ISO for a legit copy of the OEM software I have the authentication sticker on the side panel of computer.
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by:MarkieS
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You wont find it legally!

Go back to where you purchased you machine.
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by:Computers4me
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the machine is over 6 years old cant go back to where it was purchased because there not in buisness anymore.
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by:Computers4me
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I have A DELL windows XP pro OEM disk it works for other machines but not for this one. When the Activation window comes up i input the COA number on the side and it activates fine. But when i restart computer it asks me to activate again. I spent 3 hours on the phone with microsoft yesterday and was told i not the only one experiencing this issue
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by:scriven_j
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If you don't get anywhere with Microsoft, then I would suggest contacting HP who might be able to provide you with a recovery disk specific to that machine:-

http://welcome.hp.com/country/us/en/wwcontact_us.html

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by:Computers4me
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Spoke with HP they told me I had to buy the restore disk for the OS which is 65.00 i though there would be some faster way like a download or something.
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by:RobMobility
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Hi,

Try this:

http://www.gennersales.com/recovery/hppavilion.htm

Regards,


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