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I bought an xp pro laptop but the operating system disk never came with it, i have the serial number but no disk, what can I do?

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If the laptop is new it should prompt you to create a recovery disc.
If it is old and you dont have a disc, you could download a copy of wndows from a torrent site, but use your own serial key.
It would have to be exactly the same version, if it is an OEM copy, tied to a make (eg Dell)
Search for Dell windows xp pro.
you are looking for something like these..
http://isohunt.com/torrents/?ihq=+xp+pro+dell

http://btjunkie.org/search?q=+xp+pro+dell

You will need a torrent client like Utorrent or limewire to download torrents

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Did you install XP from a full Installation disk you bought?
The reason I ask this, is it shows Windows Vista as the original operating system.

I found, as you did that there is no LAN driver available from HP Support, except for Windows Vista. (Broadcom Wireless)

I suggest this:

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I would call them. Much nicer speaking to a real person, and faster than emailing them.

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(9:37PM, Thursday, Sept. 17)

[1.Get Tech Support
2.Notebook PC
3.Presario
Wait for tech support. Time I incurred? 3 minutes waiting time]

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