A friend gave me a 2005 Panasonic Toughbook that had the XP pro system installed. It had been used for business and over the years had really slowed down. I thought that I could install my XP home edition and make it faster. Well I should have created the partition and didn't. It really did speed it up but when I tried validating with my product key , Microsoft said that it was too old and of course tried to sell me another system. Now I have read up and know that I could have reinstalled the original operating system and started from scratch. Oh well so much for that thought. Is there a way of recovering the old operating system or was it overwritten because I didn't partition ? Now the only way I can get into Windows is from safe mode Thanks for any help you can give
If the COA sticker is still attached and you can read the product key then yes. Although you need to find a XP Pro disk from somewhere to install with, maybe someone you know has one? There is no official download of it.