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I am looking to re-install windows onto my old computer but when i bought it (5 years Ago) i bought it from a computer shop, and it already came with w2000 and some of the basics. The problem is i never got the disc, i do have the key so can i download W2000 SP4 from the microsoft website burn it to disc and do a fresh install that way?
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I am looking to re-install windows onto my old computer but when i bought it (5 years Ago) i bought it from a computer shop, and it already came with w2000 and some of the basics. The problem is i never got the disc, i do have the key so can i download W2000 SP4 from the microsoft website burn it to disc and do a fresh install that way?
Hi Zippy,

Welcome to the forums

No, you will need a Win2k disk to install a fresh system.

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No you cant Download a copy from Microsoft with that CD key. Are you sure you wernt Given a recovery disk ?. If so then thats what the CD key is for.
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no i was not given anything, so i have to find a w2000 disc install and use my key?
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Originally Posted by Zippy476
no i was not given anything, so i have to find a w2000 disc install and use my key?
Yes thats it im Afraid Unless you contact the Person who you bought the PC off and Request one,but as that was 5 years ago it could be hard.
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