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Cd disk winXP software

My friend from japan send me an IBM thinkpad X31 2672(with japanese keypad)..but theres no CD disk that contains the windows xp software(part of the bundled software when buying a computer)...just wana ask HOW or WHERE i can get that cd disk..HELP ME PLS..coz i need to reformat my compter...tnx in advance!!!!!!

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You would need to contact IBM/Lenovo and ask for a recovery disc. As the software is OEM they need to provide the support for it. The other option is to purchase a copy of windows XP but you will be paying for another license

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Hi,
You can buy Windows XP at many computer stores or online. Here is a link to an eBay seller in the Philippines, where you appear to be from:
http://cgi.ebay.ph/Geniune-Windows-XP-SP2-Home-Edition_W0QQitemZ110336383681QQcmdZViewItemQQptZLH_DefaultDomain_211?hash=item110336383681&_trksid=p3286.c0.m14&_trkparms=72%3A833|66%3A2|65%3A12|39%3A1|240%3A1318

Then you need to install Japanese fonts and the Japanese IME using the Windows xp disk.
Here is a visual guide for you:
http://greggman.com/japan/xp-ime/xp-ime.htm

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