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CF-18 hard drive

Maanita,
Thank you for the quick response and the info. Will this work for a new licensed OS? I do not have the original OS and will want to install a new version of XP pro (not a tablet version).

Thanks again for your help......................Tony

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Give me the your address i send to you win xpro cd to you but you have to send the some buss

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