lost XP pro disk

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by jordan1775, Dec 26, 2005.

  1. jordan1775

    jordan1775 OSNN One Post Wonder

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    I cannot find my XP pro disk...computer keeps asksing me to insert disk to update certain files...unable to download service pack 3...cannot fully use outlook....what can I do?
     
  2. American Zombie

    American Zombie Moderator Staff Member Political User

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    Service pack 3?

    I thought there was only SP2 officially.
     
  3. jordan1775

    jordan1775 OSNN One Post Wonder

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    I found SP3 on the windows update site. I just cannot download without my missing disk.
     
  4. madmatt

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    SP3 hasn't been released for Windows XP. It won't be out until Vista.

    Are you thinking of Office XP?
     
  5. jordan1775

    jordan1775 OSNN One Post Wonder

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    my mistake...yes office XP SP3
     
  6. LeeJend

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    There are only 2 SP for XP PRO. The solution is to get a friend to burn you a copy of their disk onto a CD. This is perfectly legal since all the disks are the same. It is the liscence key that is what you are really buying.

    If you have lost your key along with the disk you can read your key off of your system using a freeware download.

    http://www.magicaljellybean.com/keyfinder.shtml

    If you have no friends with XP Pro, then try the place you bought the computer from. MS will supply a CD replacement if you bought and registered a commercial version (for a fee, $25 I think).

    EDIT

    Oh, office XP. Same deal MS will sell a replacement disk for registered product. It will be a lot harder to find someone with a copy of Office but still the same applies. Just burn a copy of the same version you bought.

    Jelly bean returns your offcie XP key also.
     
  7. madmatt

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