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This is a discussion on How to get a CD for my License Key within the Windows XP Support forums, part of the Tech Support Forum category. Hi, I'm trying to install Windows XP on my Eee PC 1005HA. It originally came with Windows 7 but someone


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Old 11-25-2010, 05:33 PM   #1
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Hi,

I'm trying to install Windows XP on my Eee PC 1005HA. It originally came with Windows 7 but someone (sigh) erased it, and my License key number on the bottom is unreadable due to wear. I had a Toshiba Satellite A30 which sadly was dropped on the floor a few years ago and became unusable, but I preserve its License number, which is on the bottom. However, I know that it won't work with any Windows XP CD, so I wanted to know how I would go about to installing it. I don't have any installation disks from the Toshiba, just two product recoveries (parts 1 & 2) and a Tools and Utilities one.

Thank you very much in advance
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Old 11-26-2010, 01:04 AM   #2
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OK. I think I understand what's going on here.
99.9% of brand name computers come with OEM versions of Windows installed. That means that the license is forever tied to the computer it's installed on. Sure you could borrow any XP CD that's the same version (Home, Pro) to install the Windows software, then attempt to use your Toshiba's XP product key on your 1005HA, but authorization would fail and in 30 days the computer would fail to boot.
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