Windows XP Pro COA and reinstallation RRS feed

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  • Hi,

    I bought a lot of HP computers from a government auction.  All had their hard drives wiped.  Each computer has a COA for XP Pro on the case.  I contacted HP to get a restore/reinstallation CD, but they told me they don't have these anymore because they are too old.

    My question is : How do I legally reinstall XP Pro on these machines without the OEM CD?

    It seems to me that because these computers have a COA, I have already paid for the license( when I purchased them), and shouldn't have to pay for a new license for each one.


    Thursday, January 24, 2013 3:52 PM


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