win xp os disk

Discussion in 'Windows XP Help and Support' started by padyboy, May 27, 2013.

  1. padyboy


    Dec 14, 2012
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    halifax, nova scotia, canada
    I was unable to locate other threads on this topic.

    I am seeking an os disk for my Win XP Home Edition software. I paid for this software when I purchased this dell computer; no such disk was supplied.:mad:
    This computer has now been "declared obsolete" by dell. so they refuse to provide assistance; they only try to push me to buy another of their computers
    I contacted microsoft; initially the woman promised to send me the os disk free of charge, since I had already paid for it; said disk never arrived. Now microsoft refuses to supply this os disk, even if I pay for it.
    Apparently, my only option is to purchase a pirate copy on the Internet. I am reluctant to do this, but MS attitude leaves me no choice. This is my last resort before Internet search begins

    I refuse to junk my dimension 5150 desktop because dell wants to force me to purchase another of their products
    Any suggestions would be appreciated.
    padyboy, May 27, 2013
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  2. padyboy


    Dec 10, 2012
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    In your other thread, you mention that you have the OS disc.

    If you can find a disk for xp home, it has to be a dell disc.

    the only thing you can do is ask around and find someone with a dell disc for xp home, to activate it you can use the product key on the side of the tower of the 5150, it is the product key license that you have paid for not the disc.

    If you can find a cd then you can create your own copy with sp3 slipstreamed in, and bootable:
    Slipstream a Dell cd with xpsp3
    Create slipstreamed cd with ImgBurn
    Replacing broken disk
    Slipstream sata driver onto installation cd for xp

    hopefully the above links will help, if you buy one from ebay or some other site, ensure it is free from infections.
    Elizabeth23, May 28, 2013
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