installing windows xp

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hi friends
i've got a hp laptop and i got it with winxp preinstalled. i lost the winxp
cd which came along with the laptop. i have the product key at the back of
the laptop. but i cant install win xp when i give this key. says that this
key is invalid.
in the back side it is written as winxp professional 1-2cpu. xxxxx-001
how can i insatll windows xp again
thanxx in advance
bye
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    In order to use the Windows XP Product Key that came with
    your HP laptop, you'll have to use the HP Recovery CD
    designed for your specific HP laptop computer. Contact HP
    and order a Recovery CD replacement:

    Obtaining HP Recovery CDs
    http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?product=71013&lang=en&cc=us&lc=en&dlc=en&docname=bph07143

    --
    Carey Frisch
    Microsoft MVP
    Windows XP - Shell/User

    Be Smart! Protect Your PC!
    http://www.microsoft.com/athome/security/protect/default.aspx

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    "joms" wrote:

    | hi friends
    | i've got a hp laptop and i got it with winxp preinstalled. i lost the winxp
    | cd which came along with the laptop. i have the product key at the back of
    | the laptop. but i cant install win xp when i give this key. says that this
    | key is invalid.
    | in the back side it is written as winxp professional 1-2cpu. xxxxx-001
    | how can i insatll windows xp again
    | thanxx in advance
    | bye
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