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Bill Nash
10-12-2014, 12:27 PM
Does anyone have a copy of XP or 7 that I could borrow/purchase? I need to re-format my desktop.

Upper Decker
10-13-2014, 11:17 AM
1) I strongly suggest not going with windows xp. It has no support at all from Microsoft. After day zero ( when Microsoft stopped supporting it) a myriad of exploits came out with no fixes.

2) If your PC has a valid windows COA on it somewhere ( 25 character alphanumeric key) you can download your copy of windows via bit torrent or through Microsoft. Put it on a formatted thumb stick. A few clicks and you're done.

If you need instructions on installing from a USB stick. Post here so you don't get stuck installing unnecessary third party software.

10-13-2014, 01:52 PM
You can get them for free, just follow the instructions below.
Avoid using third party installation media as they may have been modified.


You can use phone support to re-activate your installation if it is not an OEM installation. If it is OEM it will activate itself if you use the standard OEM keys.

Bill Nash
10-13-2014, 05:37 PM
Thanks loads, ...