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Windows 7: Windows XP - Genuine download (Already have legal CD key)

26 Oct 2011   #1
Prof Kerfuffle

Windows 7 Professional (x64/SP1) /Linux Mint 16
 
 
Windows XP - Genuine download (Already have legal CD key)

Hi, I am trying to find a legit Windows XP download for my computer. I have lost my CD, I still have my CD case with CD key inside. (check pictures*of course with key CD removed*)

I am looking for legit downloads, not torrents.

*reason*

I wish to install Windows 7 Professional on my laptop whilst still keeping everything nice and legal. I can buy a student copy of Windows 7 Professional for £40, they don't offer full versions. To do this properly I need an ISO of Windows XP Home Edition. *Laptop has no OS*

I really do own a legit key for XP Home Edition. (My parents bought it about 8 years back for there computer.)
Sorry if this breaks any rules but I really do want a copy.

Thanks.




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26 Oct 2011   #2
Arc

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 10 Pro Insider Preview 64-bit
 
 

A Google search may help you .... I guess first few links of the search is legal

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26 Oct 2011   #3
badger906

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, & Mac OS X 10.9.2
 
 

By my understanding of the law in the Uk it is not illegal to download a copy of something you already own.

I stupidly gave my full license version of xp to an ex female friend.. i still have the license key and validation sticker. so i had a similar issue.
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26 Oct 2011   #4
Corazon

Windows 7 Professional SP1 32-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Prof Kerfuffle View Post
I wish to install Windows 7 Professional on my laptop whilst still keeping everything nice and legal. I can buy a student copy of Windows 7 Professional for £40, they don't offer full versions. To do this properly I need an ISO of Windows XP Home Edition. *Laptop has no OS*
It's my understanding you don't really need an ISO of Windows XP, since you already have the legal key. You should be able to use the Windows 7 student copy for a full install, even if it's just an upgrade disc.

(Someone correct me if I'm wrong here...)
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26 Oct 2011   #5
profdlp

Main - Windows 7 Pro SP1 64-Bit; 2nd - Windows Server 2008 R2
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Corazon View Post
It's my understanding you don't really need an ISO of Windows XP, since you already have the legal key. You should be able to use the Windows 7 student copy for a full install, even if it's just an upgrade disc.

(Someone correct me if I'm wrong here...)
Nope, you're not wrong:

Clean Install with a Upgrade Windows 7 Version
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29 Oct 2011   #6
Prof Kerfuffle

Windows 7 Professional (x64/SP1) /Linux Mint 16
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Corazon View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Prof Kerfuffle View Post
I wish to install Windows 7 Professional on my laptop whilst still keeping everything nice and legal. I can buy a student copy of Windows 7 Professional for £40, they don't offer full versions. To do this properly I need an ISO of Windows XP Home Edition. *Laptop has no OS*
It's my understanding you don't really need an ISO of Windows XP, since you already have the legal key. You should be able to use the Windows 7 student copy for a full install, even if it's just an upgrade disc.

(Someone correct me if I'm wrong here...)
You're correct by legal terms but to install it and to have a successful activation you need a copy of Vista or XP on your machine. Ether to overwrite or install along side it.
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29 Oct 2011   #7
Prof Kerfuffle

Windows 7 Professional (x64/SP1) /Linux Mint 16
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by badger906 View Post
By my understanding of the law in the Uk it is not illegal to download a copy of something you already own.

I stupidly gave my full license version of xp to an ex female friend.. i still have the license key and validation sticker. so i had a similar issue.
I would agree with you but... many torrents have been tampered with, thus this may ruin the activation process.
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29 Oct 2011   #8
profdlp

Main - Windows 7 Pro SP1 64-Bit; 2nd - Windows Server 2008 R2
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Prof Kerfuffle View Post
...to have a successful activation you need a copy of Vista or XP on your machine. Ether to overwrite or install along side it.
Did you look at the tutorial I linked to?
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