Question about Lenovo 3000 N100 0768 - Pentium Dual Core T2060 1.6 GHz - 15.4in. TFT PC Desktop

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I have this laptop but don't have the orignal CD's and also replaced the laptop. I can't seem to install XP back on there using a XP CD. It keeps asking for the Rescue CD's that came with the laptop. Is there anyway Windows could be reinstalled without the factory CD's.

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If you have the COA sticker on the bottom of your laptop, you can pretty much use any disc with the same OS as the sticker (XP Home won't work for XP Pro and vice-versa), the discs you can use several times to install, but the COA is what you're really paying for.
I don't advise ths next suggestion unless you have a pretty good idea of what you're doing, but you could always download an OS from a torrent site such as isohunt.com or thepiratebay.org. Not the most legal way of doing it, it's really pretty dark grey area, but it is pretty effective

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