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Needed to reinstall xp home used my recovery cd but because it's scratched it won't copy certain files now i can't use my computer at all

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If someone else has a copy of Windows Xp Home for you to use, you can use their CD with the key provided on the label on your machine. You do not have to use the CD that came with your computer. Just note, you may have to install drivers separately.

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