#1
So I have a legit version of windows on my laptop and I have the CD key stuck underneath it (you know that lil sticker that comes with the CD?)

But, I don't have the CD with me, is there anyway to download windows so that I can burn it onto a CD and then reinstall it?

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#2
Of course there is, you can download it legally since you own the original copy and it'll work with your cd-key as long as it's valid
#4
No, it's still not legal to download something just because you already own it.

Laptops usually have a hidden partition for the purpose of reinstalling windows, there should be something about this in your manual or on the manufacturers website. If not contact your laptop manufacturer; if all else fails depending on your stance on piracy you can download it or contact microsoft to get a replacement (this will not be free, but won't cost a huge amount because it won't be a retail CD).
#5
I see..Well generally I couldn't care less about piracy except when it comes to OSs..don't know why, I guess Microsoft scares me O_o. I guess I can wait till I can get my hands on the copy of windows if I have it..thing is I have a tablet edition of XP to make things worse .. I just don't want to have to get a million bug fixing program..I'm getting a new laptop anyways for Uni but that's not for another year so I was hoping this one would last me till then..

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Last edited by philjay at Aug 20, 2008,
#6
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No, it's still not legal to download something just because you already own it.


i thought it was, coz you already own it, the version you are downloading would act as a back up to the original