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 Post subject: Recovery Disc?
PostPosted: Wed May 07, 2008 8:11 pm 
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I bought an Averatec 2300 series laptop for a good price (a very good price:P) The catch was that there was no memory/hd/ac adapter. This was not a problem as I have a universal adapter that works perfectly and spend 80 dollars on a 7200 80 gig hd and 2 x 1 gb ram @ 667. I have a copy of Ubuntu on it at the moment, however I do not have a XP Media Edition disc to install the OS on the laptop (the COA on the bottom is for XP Media Edition) I looked on eBay and was not able to find a cheap recovery disc, only OEM versions. So... what is the cheapest way to get a copy of XP Media Center Edition 2005? Thanks.


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 Post subject: Re: Recovery Disc?
PostPosted: Thu May 08, 2008 5:02 am 
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I am guessing that the COA is for the OEM version of XP MCE, so you would need a full install disk to try that key.

It is also possible that the license number could be blacklisted or in use somewhere else, unless you know who all of the past owners of that laptop were, and can say, it is a legit key.

Do you want to try the key or do you want to purchase a new copy?

Do you need the MCE interface or will XP home or pro will work?


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PostPosted: Thu May 08, 2008 6:14 am 
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I am not concerned about a blacklisted COA, and having the same OS as the COA is more of a resale thing than the actual interface. So... the question still stands... what is the cheapest way to get the disc? Thanks for your reply.


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