Reinstallation of XP after hard drive replacement RRS feed

  • Question

  • My laptop hard drive has died. All data safe elsewhere so planning to just fit a new drive but have never tried it before and not too smart on IT issues. Fitting is simple enough but my laptop came with XP preinstalled so I don't have the software on disc, just the COA with the product key. Question - if I fit the replacement drive, can I reinstall XP with just the product code and if so, what do I do? Idiots guide required if possible. Could take it to a repairer but by the time I add his labour charge I might as well buy a new laptop.
    Friday, April 9, 2010 11:44 AM