Lost WinXP Pro Installation Disk RRS feed

  • Question

  • Dear Experts,

     My winXP is running very slowly. I do a daily scan with the AVG free edition which indicates there are no problems. I also ran additional checks  with Spybot, Adaware, I don't appear to have any deadly viruses or malware or things like that.


    So after tossing out junk and old infrequently used programs, cleaning the registry  with SmartPC 4 

     I looked at the Windows folder itself. There I was surprised to see almost ninety files with names like



    I can only assume they are being generated by the automatic  XP updating from MS, or maybe not?


    So as I don't have anything specially importyant that is not back up to DVD, I decided that maybe a reinstallation would get me back to the original speed. That was when  I discovered my loss.


      I sadly  seem to have dumped in the trash bin my Installation disk for winxp pro,

    bought in Madrid  7th Sept 2007. 


    I fortunately scanned the  sales receipt and I have the serial number  stuck behind the PC monitor.


    I have run the MGADiad.exe program which returns validation status :Genuine and i have copied the result to a gif file.



    Help please





    Monday, November 5, 2007 7:36 PM