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I have the key to Windows xp home but I dont have the CD

I need to reinstal Windows xp home and I do not have the CD but i do have the key. Is there anyway this can be done without a CD? I have asked friends if they have the CD and they dont either.

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Sir, of course you need a cd. cd key were use to unlock the serial key and thats the only help of the cd key.


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We wish you a Happy New Year.
If you have the original CD use it,it's genuine windows. But what you get online is pirated.
Reinstall Windows XPTo reinstall Windows XP, try either of the following methods. If the first method does not work, try the second.

Note You may want to disconnect from the Internet during the installation. This helps protect you from malicious users. Method 1: Start the reinstallation from Windows XPTo reinstall Windows XP by using Windows XP CD, follow these steps:
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If you successfully completed the reinstallation, congratulations. You are almost done. Please continue to the "After you reinstall Windows XP" section to finish.

If you received an error or if the reinstallation did not finish, try method 2. Method 2: Repair install of Windows XP by starting your computer from the Windows XP CDNote If Windows XP was preinstalled on your computer, you may need the installation CD to reinstall. Contact your computer manufacturer to make sure that you have the installation CD for a repair installation.

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