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    Default Windows XP or Windows 7 discs

    Does anyone have a copy of XP or 7 that I could borrow/purchase? I need to re-format my desktop.
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    Default Re: Windows XP or Windows 7 discs

    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.
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    Default Re: Windows XP or Windows 7 discs

    You can get them for free, just follow the instructions below.
    Avoid using third party installation media as they may have been modified.

    http://www.pcworld.com/article/24899...-the-disc.html

    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.
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    Thanks loads, ...
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