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Hard drive crash

Hey guys, my hard drive crashed a while back and I got a new one installed but now i need an operatins system or something and I need a link to one. The guy said it would cost me about 40 bucks

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  • peanuty Jun 22, 2008

    I don't think it was the operating system. It was a cd or something and I know he wasn't lying because I watched him find it and I saw the price. I just need the website he was on...ugh

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The guy that told you it would only cost $40 is not telling the truth. Windows XP runs around $125.00. If you download an operating system from the web, Microsoft can see that your copy of Windows is not valid and disable your system from a remote server. I recommend buying Win XP from Best Buy. It is currently on sale until Jun 26, 08 for $99.99.

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