Lost XP Pro CD RRS feed

  • Question

  • Morning All,
      I guess my question has to do with the fact that I lost my xp pro cd and my hdd failed.  So I couldn't find a download for my specific version, that's right...specific, that my serial number worked for.  I take it there are many individual versions for xp pro, so neither of my two friend's cd's worked for me.

    My question is...
      Since we have to go online to register the product, why doesn't Microsoft make the cd free to download?  Just having possession of the xp cd doesn't give me the product, I must purchase it and then register my hardware online in some cloud somewhere at Microsoft.  Serial numbers can't be reused, so really ownership of the operationg system seems to break down to ownership of the individual serial numbers.
    Saturday, August 29, 2009 2:57 PM