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Where to Find WinXP Home ISO Image

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by JoeC, Jul 4, 2010.

  1. JoeC

    JoeC Flightless Bird

    Hi,

    My WinXP CD is Damaged. I cannot find the ISO image on microsoft's download
    site. Don't know what to do now -- there are a couple of Torrents on line
    but some of them actually block the content due to the copyrights holder (by
    Microsoft). What does Microsoft expect someone to do in this situation? I
    have a legal copy of XP and thus there should be some way for me to legally
    obtain a copy of the media.

    thanks,
    -Joe
     
  2. PA Bear [MS MVP]

    PA Bear [MS MVP] Flightless Bird

    Was WinXP presinstalled on the computer when you bought it or did you
    purchase a full-retail version of WinXP & install it yourself?

    If the latter, see...

    How to replace Microsoft software or hardware, order service packs, and
    replace product manuals:
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/326246
    --
    ~Robear Dyer (PA Bear)
    MS MVP-IE, Mail, Security, Windows Client - since 2002

    JoeC wrote:
    > My WinXP CD is Damaged. I cannot find the ISO image on microsoft's
    > download
    > site. Don't know what to do now -- there are a couple of Torrents on line
    > but some of them actually block the content due to the copyrights holder
    > (by
    > Microsoft). What does Microsoft expect someone to do in this situation?
    > I
    > have a legal copy of XP and thus there should be some way for me to
    > legally
    > obtain a copy of the media.
     
  3. Bruce Chambers

    Bruce Chambers Flightless Bird

    JoeC wrote:
    > Hi,
    >
    > My WinXP CD is Damaged. I cannot find the ISO image on microsoft's download
    > site.



    No, of course not. There is no legitimate place from which to download it.


    > Don't know what to do now -- there are a couple of Torrents on line
    > but some of them actually block the content due to the copyrights holder (by
    > Microsoft).



    As well they should. Anything obtained via illicit download sites is
    likely to be tainted with malware, anyway.


    > What does Microsoft expect someone to do in this situation? I
    > have a legal copy of XP and thus there should be some way for me to legally
    > obtain a copy of the media.
    >



    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'll need to contact the computer's
    manufacturer; although very few manufacturers/vendors keep records of
    the Product Keys they've sold, it's worth a try before you have to buy a
    new license.


    --

    Bruce Chambers

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    killed a great many philosophers.
    ~ Denis Diderot
     
  4. VanguardLH

    VanguardLH Flightless Bird

    JoeC wrote:

    > My WinXP CD is Damaged.


    You'll have to replace it. Whether you go to the computer maker or
    Microsoft depends on whether or not you got an OEM or retail version.
    If OEM then Microsoft can't help. You go to the OEM for replacement.

    > I cannot find the ISO image on microsoft's download site.


    You thought Microsoft was now giving away Windows XP?

    > Don't know what to do now -- there are a couple of Torrents on line
    > but some of them actually block the content due to the copyrights
    > holder (by Microsoft).


    So apparently those torrents aren't into pirating, either. Of course,
    who knows who built the source file(s) so what you get via torrents is
    whatever someone decided to build and give you. And Microsoft isn't
    putting anything on any torrent server.

    > What does Microsoft expect someone to do in this situation?


    Obtain (perhaps purchase) the replacement installation media. If OEM,
    go talk to whomever you purchased the computer. If retail, call
    Microsoft (just follow the "Contact Us" link on their home page). You
    will still get stuck with the handling and shipping charges to obtain
    the replacement media.

    What do you do with your burned up television when there is a fire?
    You need insurance to replace the TV or dole out the money yourself for
    a new one. If you burn up, eat, drive over, let the dog chew it up,
    use a shotgun with the disc as skeet, lose the computer goodies in a
    divorce, or however you destroy or lose the install CD, it's up to you
    to obtain the replacement media.

    > I have a legal copy of XP


    No. You have a *license* to use Windows XP. The license doesn't
    guarantee a lifetime supply of replacement installation media. If OEM,
    go ask your computer maker. If retail, call Microsoft. Have your
    credit card ready in either case.

    > and thus there should be some way for me to legally obtain a copy of
    > the media.


    Yep, there is. Buy the replacement installation media (CD,
    handling/packaging, shipping).
     
  5. Peter Foldes

    Peter Foldes Flightless Bird

    Joe

    You can always buy a subscription to MSDN or TechNet or try the following below

    http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;[ln];326246

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    "JoeC" <JoeC@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:FCDCD4B9-3CD1-432D-A454-27C7D7709EF3@microsoft.com...
    > Hi,
    >
    > My WinXP CD is Damaged. I cannot find the ISO image on microsoft's download
    > site. Don't know what to do now -- there are a couple of Torrents on line
    > but some of them actually block the content due to the copyrights holder (by
    > Microsoft). What does Microsoft expect someone to do in this situation? I
    > have a legal copy of XP and thus there should be some way for me to legally
    > obtain a copy of the media.
    >
    > thanks,
    > -Joe
     
  6. Twayne

    Twayne Flightless Bird

    In news:FCDCD4B9-3CD1-432D-A454-27C7D7709EF3@microsoft.com,
    JoeC <JoeC@discussions.microsoft.com> typed:
    > Hi,
    >
    > My WinXP CD is Damaged. I cannot find the ISO image on
    > microsoft's download site. Don't know what to do now --
    > there are a couple of Torrents on line but some of them
    > actually block the content due to the copyrights holder (by
    > Microsoft). What does Microsoft expect someone to do in
    > this situation? I have a legal copy of XP and thus there
    > should be some way for me to legally obtain a copy of the
    > media.
    >
    > thanks,
    > -Joe



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