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  • Started 1 year ago by owen123
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owen123
owen123
Posts: 800

Hello,

I have an XP Product Key From an Old PC, and I am looking install it in a virtual machine, does anyone have a windows xp home disc which they can ISO, for me?

Thanks In Advance

Owen

Posted 1 year ago
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oliverpowell
oliverpowell
Posts: 35

Google it and you'll find a number of links to download an iso copy of XP.
Remember, doing this is against cyber law and no one can do this here as it is against HTG rules.

Hope you understand.

Thanks

Posted 1 year ago
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GuiltySpark
GuiltySpark
Posts: 4024

Oliverpowell ,

If it is against the law then why would you recommend it ?

More than likely those links would be dodgy and possibly infected software.

Posted 1 year ago
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vistamike
vistamike
Posts: 10945

Oliverpowell, GS is quite correct.
Xp downloads are quite illegal and the those you get are usually infected with more rubbish than the legal one.
To suggest 'just Google it' is extremely unhelpful at best.

Edit, what we do not do on HTG is refer to external searches. Please refrain using that 'advice'

Mike

Posted 1 year ago
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owen123
owen123
Posts: 800

Mike

I Know, I hate the idea of using illegal software, let alone an OS, If nobody has one, it would not be the end of the world (unless, I had to use it to save the world :P (i doubt it )).

Owen

Posted 1 year ago
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Xhi
Xhi
Posts: 6298

Another point would be that the Product Key from an old computer is not legal to use on any other computer.

Posted 1 year ago
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raphoenix
raphoenix
Posts: 14920

?

Posted 1 year ago
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nosparks
Posts: 148

Agree with Rick questioning this one.
While Xhi may be right for an upgrade or OEM product key, does the same apply to a full retail version?

Posted 1 year ago
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owen123
owen123
Posts: 800

It is a retail version.

Posted 1 year ago
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germ-x
germ-x
Posts: 5310

If you have a problem you can contact MSoft and explain you destroyed your original computer and want to install in another computer. They used to allow this. Would be the same as if your mobo burned up and you had to replace it. Your copy of Windows is transferrable.
You can see if a local repair shop will let you borrow a copy if you explain what your doing.

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