what is microsoft system builder software

More specifically, can I use it to restore a PC that had a failed HDD and the mfr can't provide a restore disk?
Ronald HicksConsultantAsked:
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
If this is about XP (which is dead), your best approach may be to get an XP Pro CD and License from a reputable seller on eBay. I purchased a Vista license this way for less than $50 to make a virtual machine. It worked fine. This is what I recommend to you if you need XP.

You might wish to make sure first that if you do get an XP CD, that you can get drivers for the computer.

Now of course, this may be an opportune time to upgrade your computer to a supported operating system.

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nobusCommented:
if you have the XP key code, you can MAKE an install cd from a running XP PC :
http://www.howtohaven.com/system/createwindowssetupdisk.shtml

you will need to download the drivers from the manufacturer's site, and install them all
so what PC are we talking about?
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Ronald HicksConsultantAuthor Commented:
this really is a question about whether items on sale described on eBay as "system builder software" can be legitimately used to rebuild a PC with a crashed hard drive.
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nobusCommented:
then the seller should specify what is meant by that software
but if this is what is offered, - then yes  - it does what you want :
http://www.microsoft.com/oem/nl/licensing/sblicensing/Pages/index.aspx#fbid=yj1AUVAb2sk
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Ronald HicksConsultantAuthor Commented:
Many thanks.
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
@ronhicks22207 - Thanks and I was happy to help.

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