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Help I just bought this off ebay and the hard drive has been wiped clean, it says windows 2000 on it but don't have that can I put another windows on it. and have a second question, how do I reinstall window on it never had a hard drive wiped totally off before.

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  • ldybabydoll Jan 19, 2009

    yes there is a key for windows 2000 but if do not have the disk for it, but I need to get a 5 1/4 to put drivers for cd drive

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    markus May 11, 2010

    is there a licence key on the pc.?...if yes.You can re-install windows 2000 with a windows 2000 cd igen.

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You cannot use a DELL Windows 2000 key with a Microsoft (or HP, emachines,etc) disk. DELL's Product keys will only work with DELL disks. They can even be finicky about that. A Win2K SP4 key code will not work with a previous SP (Service Pack) disc; however I have found that the opposite is true an older keycode will work with a newer disk (ex. SP1 keycode will work with a SP4 disk). I tried this many times in reloading machines for my employer. So I would look around at Thrift stores for an older DELL Win2K Disk. You might could even find one on ebay.
You can put other versions of Windows on it as long as your comoputer meets the specs. It is really easy. Just put in the disk and make sure the computer is set to boot from CD first.

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I think the best you can do is...buy a windows xp recovery cd from ebay and install windows xp.'
Its easy to find the drivers for windows xp on google and the licence and recovery cd cost you about 30 euro +p+p.
I bought a lot of this windows xp and all work 100%..
I hope this helps you...
Here are the driver`s for windows xp
http://drivers.softpedia.com/dyn-search.php
here are the windows
http://software.shop.ebay.de/items/Betriebssysteme__windows?_trkparms=72%253A1229%257C66%253A2%257C65%253A12%257C39%253A1&_catref=1&_sacat=8132&_trksid=p3286.c0.m14&_pgn=2
But get them informed that you need a cd in english...!
They will send you the english cd

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Yes you can install another windows on it here are instructions for windows XP they are almost the same for just about all versions of windows past windows 2000.

  1. Start your computer from the Windows XP CD. To do this, insert the Windows XP CD into your CD drive or DVD drive, and then restart your computer.

    Note To boot from your Windows XP CD, the BIOS settings on your computer must be configured to do this.
  2. When you see the "Press any key to boot from CD" message, press any key to start the computer from the Windows XP CD.
  3. At the Welcome to Setup screen, press ENTER to start Windows XP Setup.
  4. Read the Microsoft Software License Terms, and then press F8.
  5. Follow the instructions on the screen to select and format a partition where you want to install Windows XP.
  6. Follow the instructions on the screen to complete the Windows XP Setup.

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