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I need to download windows xp to install on my 2nd computer

Computer blue screened and need to reinstall windows on it

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  • ultimitloozr May 11, 2014

    Hi Brenda Mathia, I want to help you with your problem, but I need more information from you. Can you please add details in the comment box? Do you already have the product key? Is it an OEM or Retail version you require?

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    Tech Thatworks May 12, 2014

    Make of the Computer. Do you still have the documentation that came with the PC. You can buy an OEM version of Windows XP on line for about $50, download it and install the key that comes with it.

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Like ultimitloozr said we need more info, and you also may need to look into why you got the BSOD. Might be a sign of hardware failure. Depending on how old the computer is it may be time to move on to a new computer. I would be reluctant to put more than $100 to $150 into a computer more than a couple years old.

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This is no easy task, even loading a new XP system from a new disc.
Unfortunately you will have to update all security updates, all your previous settings on the existing drive will be lost.
Does the second computer have a system loaded on it ? if its the same XP home, you may be able to recover that system using a recovery disc using your existing Microsoft Key, which is usually on a sticker on your tower, or the documents that came with the machine.
I purchased a recovery disc from the internet and it saved me heaps of trouble, and endless hours. 30% of computers out there still running XP I just hope it goes underground it's still the best program Microsoft ever released. Pretty hard solving a problem without hands on. good luck.

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Hi Brenda Mathia

Please go here , it might help you :
http://pcsupport.about.com/od/windowsxp/f/download-windows-xp.htm
Regards .

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Also to that is it Home or pro ? and what sp version as well sp1,sp2 or sp3.

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Do you have the original install discs and key?

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You cannot download Windows XP unfortunately. You may be able to purchase a copy on Ebay. You will need your own installation key which should be on a sticker attached to your PC.

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You can download an image of Windows XP SP3 from one of the links below. You will then need to figure out how to "activate" it, but I believe it will work for a month without activation and after that you'll get nag messages reminding you to activate it. Windows XP Service Pack 3 Network Installation Package for IT... Windows XP Service Pack 3 ISO 9660 CD Image File

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