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    Acquiring a New Windows XP Professional disc

    Hello~

    I seem to be coming up against brick walls everywhere.

    The XP Installation disc that we own as a company is not-functioning 'as it should' when I attempt to reinstall Windows on any computer from it, by the time it starts to analyse the hardware the computer blue screens.

    What I haven't tried yet is to clean the disc, mostly because my boss suggested trying to get my hands on a new one, however - he won't let me download an .ISO (so helpful)

    Does anyone have any suggestions? I tried looking at the Microsoft website, and you can download a setup disc to load up onto a floppy, but none of our machine have floppy drives, and this seems a little 'tedious'. Their help and support threatened charges, and I'm pretty sure I'd end up having to pay those.

    Thanks,
    Ollie.

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    If you have a volume licensing agreement you can download legitimate ISO's of all your licensed software ( I assume the ISO's you are refering to are pirated ones). If you do not have a volume agreement you may have to bite the bullet and buy a new copy.

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    Have you tried checking to see what mode your SATA controllers are set to in the BIOS? Basically older Windows discs (pre-SP3) may not work if the SATA controller is not set to legacy (which is sometimes called native?) mode.

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    I am downloading one from here as we speak..

    Download Details - Microsoft Download Center - Windows XP Service Pack 3 - ISO-9660 CD Image File

    edit: facepalm. thats JUST SP3.

    I found links to all the W7 stuff the other day there's bound to be a pro one too.

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    hmm, found the W7 iso on mydigital life. There's a thread with an XP repository but it's all torrents, so no downloady from school.

    The Windows XP Repository

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    Thanks for all your help.

    I'm about to see if switching settings in BIOs. I had a look through the windows downloads and couldn't find anything - did however stumble across a link to e-mail Microsoft directly. So I've done that.

    I'm reluctant to download from any website that isn't Microsoft, only because if it gets back to the Head-- well, I'll be in huge trouble. =D

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