Solved How can I replace my Dell Hard drive if I don't have installation disks Tags: Dell Windows XP Hard Drives HD Last response: September 27, 2013 9:55 AM in Windows XP Share auldemaan September 27, 2013 8:31:43 AM Here's the problem: My Dell HD has crashed The HD is not being recognized in BIOS It ran on XP Pro I have no installation/recovery CDs The sticker with the key is still on the pc Can I use a regular XP Pro disc and just use the key I have? More about : replace dell hard drive installation disks Best solution DeadRam September 27, 2013 9:19:39 AM Yes you can use XP Pro media and the key attached to the PC. You also might be able to get recovery disks thru Dell but they will charge for them. You might have to install some drivers. Share auldemaan September 27, 2013 9:49:47 AM Thanks... I'll give it a shot and see! DeadRam said:Yes you can use XP Pro media and the key attached to the PC. You also might be able to get recovery disks thru Dell but they will charge for them. You might have to install some drivers. m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer Alabalcho September 27, 2013 9:55:52 AM I doubt regular (retail) XP media will work with your Dell (OEM) product key. Most probably, you won't be able to get past the point where installation asks for the CD Key. Look around for friends with old Dell's, and "borrow" their media. Or hit eBay, or local PC junkyard (they sometimes sell media, I got a disk years ago for less than $20) m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources How to Replace Hard Drive and Then Install of Windows 7 Forum How do i replace hard drive dell x300 Forum How to replace dell C840 hard drive Forum Solvedhow to replace hard disk drives in raid 0 stripe configuration. Forum SolvedInstalling replacement hard drive dell 755 sff Forum How to replace primary hard drive (C:) (OS) without a Windows 7 disk Forum I have a hard disk drive that it have password from bios and my loptop is dell inspiron 4010 and my loptop is broke, how can I Forum I have a hard disk drive that it have password from bios and my loptop is dell inspiron 4010 and my loptop is broke, how can I Forum was given a dell inspiron 5423 with crashed hard drive I have got a version of win 7 -64bit, but need recovery disk to instal Forum Can I use any Dell reinstall disk after replacing hard drive? Forum SolvedHow to install hard drive on dell gx280 Forum SolvedHow to install a second hard drive in dell dimension e520 Forum How to replace hard drive and install recovery disc on sony vaio Forum My recovery disks will not work on acer aspire 5349 had to replace hard drive no Forum Can't install Windows 7 on a new hard drive. Needs a driver not on the resource disk for the dell Inspironn 1545. Forum SolvedHow do I replace a Hard drive with a new one? Forum SolvedHow to replace hard drive? Forum SolvedI had completely format my hard disk with all drive and install new os now how c Forum How to install my old seagate hard drive into my new Dell inspirion computer Forum SolvedShould i replace the hard drive before installing Windows 7. Forum More resources Read discussions in other Windows XP categories Configuration Customization Drivers Security Video !