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Lost Windows 2000 Pro CD - How Do I Reinstall OS?

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Anonymous
April 4, 2005 1:42:36 PM

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I have a Dell with MS2000 Professional and want to re-install the OS but have
no CD. I am not sure if it even came with one. How do I get one, or how do
re-install the OS? Dell? Microsoft?

The computer is a P3 1Ghz and I don't really want to spend anything on it.

Thanks,

Barry
Anonymous
April 4, 2005 2:45:42 PM

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If it was an OEM CD then you'll need to contact Dell

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"pekoe" wrote:
|I have a Dell with MS2000 Professional and want to re-install the OS but
have
| no CD. I am not sure if it even came with one. How do I get one, or how
do
| re-install the OS? Dell? Microsoft?
|
| The computer is a P3 1Ghz and I don't really want to spend anything on it.
|
| Thanks,
|
| Barry
Anonymous
April 4, 2005 10:49:19 PM

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pekoe wrote:
> I have a Dell with MS2000 Professional and want to re-install the OS
> but have no CD. I am not sure if it even came with one. How do I
> get one, or how do re-install the OS? Dell? Microsoft?
>
> The computer is a P3 1Ghz and I don't really want to spend anything
> on it.
>
Does it still have the licence sticker on the case?

If so then just get a CDR of windows 2000 from someone and install it from
that

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Anonymous
April 4, 2005 10:49:20 PM

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It does have the sticker - the trick is finding someone who uses 2000. Most
people use XP.

Thanks for the tip, though!

"Dr Zoidberg" wrote:

> pekoe wrote:
> > I have a Dell with MS2000 Professional and want to re-install the OS
> > but have no CD. I am not sure if it even came with one. How do I
> > get one, or how do re-install the OS? Dell? Microsoft?
> >
> > The computer is a P3 1Ghz and I don't really want to spend anything
> > on it.
> >
> Does it still have the licence sticker on the case?
>
> If so then just get a CDR of windows 2000 from someone and install it from
> that
>
> --
> Alex
>
> Hermes: "We can't afford that! Especially not Zoidberg!"
> Zoidberg: "They took away my credit cards!"
>
> www.drzoidberg.co.uk
> www.sffh.co.uk
> www.ebayfaq.co.uk
>
>
>
Anonymous
April 4, 2005 10:56:36 PM

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pekoe wrote:
> I have a Dell with MS2000 Professional and want to re-install the OS but have
> no CD. I am not sure if it even came with one. How do I get one, or how do
> re-install the OS? Dell? Microsoft?
>
> The computer is a P3 1Ghz and I don't really want to spend anything on it.
>
> Thanks,
>
> Barry


If it was a retail license and you have proof of purchase:

How to Replace Lost, Broken, or Missing Microsoft Software or Hardware
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=KB;en-us;326246

If it was an OEM license, you should contact the computer's
manufacturer.


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Anonymous
April 5, 2005 12:01:16 AM

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pekoe wrote:
> It does have the sticker - the trick is finding someone who uses
> 2000. Most people use XP.
>
If you were in the Uk I know plenty of people who would be able to help you
out.
--
Alex

Hermes: "We can't afford that! Especially not Zoidberg!"
Zoidberg: "They took away my credit cards!"

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www.sffh.co.uk
www.ebayfaq.co.uk
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