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Ok will DL it now, I'm completely just taking out the harddrive on my new comp and replacing it. Thanks alot again mate.
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Oh right, just migrate the info from one drive to the other then remove the old drive. Job done.
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Hold on a minute..Do I have to have both HDD's connected up in my new comp for this?
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Do you still have your product key? As long as you have that, you can:

a. download the software, and make your own disc
b. borrow / copy a friend's disc
c. try to get a CD off microsoft (they'll charge you like $15 for "shipping" though)

If you don't have the product key then your'e SOL for that.

Copying your hard disk should work, but if not, keep in mind the other options you have besides buying the full software again (remember, your license != your disc, as long as you have the original product key you're fine).
post #15 of 18
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Hold on a minute..Do I have to have both HDD's connected up in my new comp for this?

Yes put your new one in its permanent place and and connect it up, then connect up the old one but just sit it on top of the tower. Migrate stuff then turn pc off, unplug old drive restart.
If you dont want to plug the old drive in read the post above.
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post #16 of 18
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Originally Posted by demoship View Post
Do you still have your product key? As long as you have that, you can:

a. download the software, and make your own disc
b. borrow / copy a friend's disc
c. try to get a CD off microsoft (they'll charge you like $15 for "shipping" though)

If you don't have the product key then your'e SOL for that.

Copying your hard disk should work, but if not, keep in mind the other options you have besides buying the full software again (remember, your license != your disc, as long as you have the original product key you're fine).
Yes I still have it, But where will I download it from?
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post #17 of 18
Get it from http://thepiratebay.org/ If you own it, it's not illegal to have a copy, but still *might* be illegal to download one (silly huh)
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Ok thanks
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