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TheSauceMaster
08-30-2005, 04:59 PM
Well to make a long story short I had my main HD fail this past weekend but I didn't lose anything important that I didn't have backed up so everything is easily replaceable on what I lost. My problem is seems my XP Pro Disc has a scratch at a very important part of the install process and it pretty much is pointless , I had a backup copy but I have looked all over hell's half acre and can't find that ethier. I called up MS because I heard they can replace disc if your's get's damaged long as it's not a OEM which mine isn't. So I called them up yesterday and they Wanted me to jump through a ton of hoops , provide my sales reciept which again Lord know's where that is or if I even have it since I bought it when XP came out like 3 years ago. The CD Key which is registered and Valid isn't good enough proof.

So basically right now I am on Windows 98 SE which I actually forgot how much it sucks :( From what I understand It's is not Illegal to have someone make you a Backup of there Disc. Again I have a CD key and need a copy of XP Proffesional. I really don't want to pay $150 - $200 for a new one cause I need the full version and not the upgrade. I don't know anyone anymore that could get me a copy through there college for cheap through the MS program ;) If anyone has any suggestions I would appreciate it or if you can Help please send me a PM * think it would be the best way* . I will pay S&H of course and might throw in a few extra $ for your time.

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CableKC
08-30-2005, 05:19 PM
Aren't you able to simply get some type of CD repair kit that fixes scratches made to CDs?

I don't know if it would work....but its worth a try.

flying dutchman
08-30-2005, 05:24 PM
Toothpaste should work.. Just rub it in and wash it off, repeat it a few times.
Works fine for me.

It's cheap..so give it a try

TheSauceMaster
08-30-2005, 05:55 PM
Nope already tried those methods :cry: It's not a simple scratch ethier.

Jeff Foster
08-30-2005, 07:01 PM
Nope already tried those methods :cry: It's not a simple scratch ethier.

Enroll in a college and you can get a copy for $10

TheSauceMaster
08-30-2005, 07:20 PM
Enroll in a college and you can get a copy for $10

Would be alittle hard since semesters have already started and I think alittle expensive for $10.00. Was kinda praying someone going to IU or something help a man out :-p I know they have limit's though on that, I think you can only buy 1 copy. If it was that easy I would just go enroll and get my ID then jet to the bookstore and buy one :laugh:

Jeff Foster
08-30-2005, 09:52 PM
I wanna know how all my threads got moved but this one which has nothing to do with the Pacers wasn't moved.

Anthem
08-30-2005, 10:00 PM
This was actually what pushed me to Linux.

Depends on the applications you need, of course, but desktop Linux is coming along nicely.

Hicks
08-30-2005, 10:03 PM
I wanna know how all my threads got moved but this one which has nothing to do with the Pacers wasn't moved.

Basically, they should all get moved, but I get lax sometimes when it's only an OT thread here or there. When they pile up, I act more quickly. This one I was leaving because he needed help and this forum gets the most attention.

able
08-31-2005, 04:49 AM
saucy mail me, you have the addie

TheSauceMaster
08-31-2005, 02:42 PM
saucy mail me, you have the addie

Sent , I think ;)