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12-02-2003, 12:45 PM
Please forgive me.
I have lost the xp disc,which I recieved with my comp from generic computer maker ,I went to see them,they told me I had to get replacement from M/S,they want $50 for a replacement disc.
Seems a bit hot to me,what are your thoughts?

12-02-2003, 12:53 PM
If you have a CD-Key of your own, I dont see why you cant use somebody elses installation CD if you know of a friend who has XP.

12-02-2003, 01:24 PM
What a crock eh! MS changed all this so that people couldn't forge CD's.
If Thomas can give his code over the phone to prove it is valid i shouldn't see why they can't send out a cd for free or less than $10 (to cover costs)

instead they try charging $50, i wonder how they justify that amount?

12-02-2003, 01:26 PM
Cost for buying and burning CD = $1
Cost of hiring some nutcase for you to moan about the price for 2 minutes before they hang up on your = $3 per call
Revenue that goes to the ever-so-deep bill retirement funds = $46

Make sense now?!


12-02-2003, 02:21 PM
Could I burn my friends xp disc and use that?

12-02-2003, 02:23 PM
I dont see why not?

12-02-2003, 02:28 PM
I think I will do that then,trouble is I feel a bit sorry for Bill,last I heard he was feeling a bit put out,he is down to his las 500 billion.