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Need to replace hard drive. Lost system restore cd. OS=xp profess

I need to replace the hard drive on my Dell Latitude D600. I am running XP professional. I have the product key on the bottom of the laptop. I have however, lost the System Restore CD. What are some workable options. Don't want to sink alot of money investing in a new laptop. I love this little workhorse. Any help is greatly appreciated. Thanks JJ

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    Scott May 12, 2010

    Do you actually need another Hard Drive or just need to re-install XP Pro?

  • jjacobe217 May 12, 2010

    I actually need to replace the Hard Drive. I was told by one source that all I needed was the product key off the bottom of my laptop and an xp professional disk...when prompted to validate use my code. Not sure if this information can be trusted. Thanks for any help/suggestions/solutions that are offered.

  • jjacobe217 May 21, 2010

    peeface, thanks for the response. After asking a few people, I finally have found a copy of XP PRO. If you would like to communicate via email that is great. jjacobe217@gmail.com. Look forward to hearing from you. JJ

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You can borrow a copy of xp pro from someone and when it asks for the product key, put the one on the bottom of your computer. then use someones computer to download the wireless network driver or regular network driver so you can get the computer on the internet and then just download the rest of the drivers and youre set. i have a couple d600's and have done this a lot of times on mine and my friends. if you wanna talk more about this, let me know your email so we can communicate like that. i just noticed your initials. my first two are JJ as well!!

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Testimonial: "So far this seems to be the only logical and least expensive and time consuming solution. I look forward to talking further. JJ"

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