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My neighbor, before leaving for parts unknown, gave me his 7020ct running win 2000pro but forgot to give me his password.
I thought I'd connect his hard drive to my desk top running 2000pro via a powered IDE 2.5 to 3.5 cable and re format the drive to 2000pro.
However, when I tried I received a message asking for the manufacturer's installation disk.
Does anyone know where I can download this software?
Toshiba's website is not helpful and they are closed until Monday.
Also, if anyone has another suggestion as to how I can re format the drive I would be very grateful.
Thanking you in advance.

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  • cooler63 Mar 18, 2008

    Hello & thank you for your response.

    Yes, I have the product key for my windows 2000 pro in my desktop, but not for the lap top.
    I cannot access the lap top due to the password.
    I need to re-format the lap top drive in my desktop and I need the re-formating software for the lap top Toshiba hard drive.


  • cooler63 Mar 18, 2008

    Thank you for your response.
    I have my OEM Win 98se & ME software from computers that I have upgraded to Win 2000 pro, can I legally use either of them to re-format my laptop?

  • cooler63 Mar 18, 2008

    Yes I have the product key for both.

  • Steve Carpenter May 11, 2010

    I'm afraid you'll need to buy yourself a copy. You can't use the same product key in both your laptop and desktop, it's illegal.

    I suggest trying ebay.

  • Steve Carpenter May 11, 2010

    Do you have a product key for the operating system you wish to use? It ought to be on a Microsoft sticker somewhere.




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You may use a licence key to install a copy of windows on any pc as long as you own it and have destroyed the last installation.

so as long as you don't have either your win98se or ME product keys used on another installation then you can use whichever you choose to install on the pc you were given.


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