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Source for a clean XP Home ISO?

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I'm away at Uni, and a minecraft session finally killed my ailing laptop yesterday. Upon a quick flick through Gumtree, I came across an absolute bargain, and pretty much a carbon copy of my own rig from late 2006 consisting of:
Asus P5B Deluxe w/ wifi + E6600 + 2GB OCZ Platinum + an 8400GS thrown in all for fifty shiny pound coins.

I've got an old case here, with an OCZ GameXStream, Tuniq Tower, optical drives ect, and my old X800GTO that I'm tempted to throw in. The E6600 has already been clocked to 3.4, and with all this nostalgia going on however I'm struck by the desire to rebuild my rig *as it was* until a 4870 I've ordered arrives next week.

As such, pic related - does anyone have a decent source for a clean ISO of XP Home? I want to use one of my own valid CD keys for nostalgia's sake, yet the original vanilla disks are a few hundred miles away back at my folk's place whilst I'm here in Uni. My google-fu has turned up nothing so far aside from illegal/pre-cracked versions which understandably I'd rather avoid, though granted I do keep getting distracted by the prospect of a new case!

In short: I've got a valid XP license, yet no physical disk to install from - the latter is all I'm looking for, not in any way means to illegally use/pirate the OS. Any help or pointers in the right direction would be greatly appreciated. Cheers!

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get XP Pro, its alot better, heck even get 7.

but seriously, you will have to torrent a CLEAN home edition.
tpb or whatever.. im not a fan of piracy so ya know..
    
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Originally Posted by jdcrispe95;12196837 
get XP Pro, its alot better, heck even get 7.

but seriously, you will have to torrent a CLEAN home edition.
tpb or whatever.. im not a fan of piracy so ya know..

As long as you use your own (legit) CD key it's perfectly legal to download a Windows ISO.
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The only legal way is to get it directly off a Microsoft server, but I'm not aware of Windows XP having a digital release from Microsoft.
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As long as you use your own (legit) CD key it's perfectly legal to download a Windows ISO.

Not true.
Your CD Key is a license to use the software. The software itself isn't yours, and as a result you must obtain permission from it's author (in this case Microsoft) to distribute it.
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