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Windows 7: Service Packs and Product Keys

10 Mar 2011   #11

Windows 7 x64 pro/ Windows 7 x86 Pro/ XP SP3 x86

XP keys are finicky, SP0 keys may or may not work with SP3, though theres no harm in trying. Is your system in a working condition?- if yes, you can try create a disk:

How to Create a Bootable Windows XP Setup CD/DVD from a Pre-loaded/Preinstalled Windows System (

Another alternative is to simply order recovery disks from the relevant OEM for your model, that'll ensure compatibility. These are cheap and you'll also get a disk.

You can also try download an SP0 disk from the web, you'll need to hunt.

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11 Mar 2011   #12

Windows 7 32bit

All the XP have had new HDD installed, I searched on the net for a Legal XP Download... did not get any promising results.
TBH I don't want to use torrent site as I don't think they'll be clean... can anybody recommend where I can get the ALL Windows XP Version from?
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11 Mar 2011   #13
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate

The only way to get legal versions of almost all MS S/W is to join TechNet / MSDN but they're not meant for production environments.

Microsoft TechNet: Resources for IT Professionals
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11 Mar 2011   #14

Windows 7 32bit


Is there no Universal Disc for Vista and Xp?
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11 Mar 2011   #15

Windows 7 x64 pro/ Windows 7 x86 Pro/ XP SP3 x86

IIRC, I have answered that question in another thread started by the same OP. Vista has universal disks just like win7 but not XP.
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11 Mar 2011   #16
Microsoft MVP


If you download the XP ISO from the web to reinstall with Product Key on COA sticker, check the comments and rightclick scan the ISO with your AV and Malwarebytes. You can also check the HASH against official HASH for that version to make sure nothing is added.
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