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    Reinstalling Windows XP without a CD

    I had my 4 years old PC installed with windows XP home edition but it has stopped working properly and all thanks to my little cousin who messed all the things by visiting game sites thereby loading my PC with spywares. I ran many virus scans but that doesn't seem to solve the problem completely. So i wanted to reinstall XP but have lost the CD too. So i was just thinking of downloading XP from net then burning it in ISO along with the extracted key from the current XP. Is this possible? Will this work?

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    There are some tools available that generate keys for the installation. But that depends on what version of windows you are seeking for. Moreover such keys rarely works. Also these things deprive you of disabling the updates and all that stuff that is automatic and also cannot delete any registry entries.

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    This tool will help you find the key that was used for the windows installation. http://www.magicaljellybean.com/keyfinder.shtml

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    Download the ISO and try with the key finder as one suggested by Calvin. You will be able to find such ISO through torrent. Try with this but it all depends on how things go.

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    How to find the such ISO through ISO. I have no idea. Can anyone help me find in this way?

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    You can get your PC in the network and then carry out network installation. In the network, you can share the CD ROM and carryout installation. This can also be done over the net.

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