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Dell Inspiron 1000 laptop hard drive replaced

Dell Inspiron 1000 Laptop.
Windows home Edition XP

My Hard Drive Crashed and have replaced it with a new one.

I have the Dell CD's but do not have the valid ID and wonder if there is a way to get the valid ID so I can reload the original software.

How do I reinstall the software using the Dell CD's -

Thanks
TheKelster
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  1. Best answer
    Look at the bottom of a laptop, or the back of a desktop for the Microsoft Windows certificate of authenticity sticker. It has your CD key number.
  2. tigsounds said:
    Look at the bottom of a laptop, or the back of a desktop for the Microsoft Windows certificate of authenticity sticker. It has your CD key number.


    Ok - Thanks,
    Found Key where you said, Now how do I get the
    cd started?

    This is all new to me and do not know what/how.

    Thanks,
    TheKelster
  3. Put the Windows XP CD in the drive and turn on the computer. If it doesn't boot from the CD, hit F12 and choose boot from CD.

    P.S. You don't need the Product if you use a Dell Windows XP CD.
  4. My Thanks to Tigsounds and Grumpy 9117.
    Reloaded from Dell CD just fine.

    Thanks Lots and will tell others of this forum.
    The Kelster
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    Put the Windows XP CD in the drive and turn on the computer. If it doesn't boot from the CD, hit F12 and choose boot from CD.

    P.S. You don't need the Product if you use a Dell Windows XP CD.



    I was wondering about that... but when they said they didn't have the key I thought they had actually tried to do the install and something must have gone wrong and it was actually asking for it.
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