XP Pro disk question

  adrian.d 23:04 04 Apr 07
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Hi

I have recently bought another pc, not new but with XP Pro SP2 installed but no cd or sticker on the case. Alls well at present but fear the worst if I hit problems and need to reinstall. I have used a small utility to obtain my product key and product id from Windows. Also Windows update is ok so I guess its a proper validated version.

Just wondering what my options are regarding obtaining another cd (doubtful I guess) or failing that buying a new Windows XP Pro licence or upgrading to Vista.

Any thoughts on the best and hopefully least costly way to go with this one?

Adrian.d

  woodchip 23:14 04 Apr 07

You need to get Acronis True Image And create a Image while the Computer is OK. You can then use that as a Recovery. You need another Partition or External Drive to save Images to. Although you can save them in Compressed format to DVD

  adrian.d 23:29 04 Apr 07

Thanks for that Woodchip, makes sense.. I'll see if I can pick up a copy. I've an 80gb external drive i can copy to.
Its probably a common occurence these days with lots of computers changing hands regularly and folks holding onto their os licences.

adrian.d

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