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Old March 26th 10, 08:50 PM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.newusers
Teacher213
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Default Possible to download *just* media for Windows XP Home?

I am teaching a class and a couple of students need *only* the Windows XP
media, is there a link that I could download just the ISO?

**They have keys, I have verfied, these are home users bringing their
desktops in for a computer class who don't have the original cd's that came
with their computers. I have verfied the keys stickered to the back of the
computer**

Thanks for your help.
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Old March 26th 10, 09:20 PM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.newusers
Tim Meddick
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Default Possible to download *just* media for Windows XP Home?

Every copy of Windows is different - you can't just "paste" in any old "key" into any
copy of Windows - no, each key is unique to that copy (cd-rom) it was made for.

The only copy of WinXP you can download for free is going to be an illegal "cracked"
one.

==

Cheers, Tim Meddick, Peckham, London. :-)




"Teacher213" wrote in message
...
I am teaching a class and a couple of students need *only* the Windows XP
media, is there a link that I could download just the ISO?

**They have keys, I have verfied, these are home users bringing their
desktops in for a computer class who don't have the original cd's that came
with their computers. I have verfied the keys stickered to the back of the
computer**

Thanks for your help.


  #3  
Old March 26th 10, 09:20 PM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.newusers
Tim Meddick
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Default Possible to download *just* media for Windows XP Home?

Every copy of Windows is different - you can't just "paste" in any old "key" into any
copy of Windows - no, each key is unique to that copy (cd-rom) it was made for.

The only copy of WinXP you can download for free is going to be an illegal "cracked"
one.

==

Cheers, Tim Meddick, Peckham, London. :-)




"Teacher213" wrote in message
...
I am teaching a class and a couple of students need *only* the Windows XP
media, is there a link that I could download just the ISO?

**They have keys, I have verfied, these are home users bringing their
desktops in for a computer class who don't have the original cd's that came
with their computers. I have verfied the keys stickered to the back of the
computer**

Thanks for your help.


  #4  
Old March 26th 10, 09:21 PM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.newusers
Teacher213
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Default Possible to download *just* media for Windows XP Home?



"Teacher213" wrote:

I am teaching a class and a couple of students need *only* the Windows XP
media, is there a link that I could download just the ISO?

**They have keys, I have verfied, these are home users bringing their
desktops in for a computer class who don't have the original cd's that came
with their computers. I have verfied the keys stickered to the back of the
computer**

Thanks for your help.


edit: Looks like I can start he
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx/kb/326246?p=1

If anyone knows of a Microsoft download sight (not 3rd party), please post,
otherwise I will have them try the link. Thanks
  #5  
Old March 26th 10, 09:21 PM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.newusers
Teacher213
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Posts: 6
Default Possible to download *just* media for Windows XP Home?



"Teacher213" wrote:

I am teaching a class and a couple of students need *only* the Windows XP
media, is there a link that I could download just the ISO?

**They have keys, I have verfied, these are home users bringing their
desktops in for a computer class who don't have the original cd's that came
with their computers. I have verfied the keys stickered to the back of the
computer**

Thanks for your help.


edit: Looks like I can start he
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx/kb/326246?p=1

If anyone knows of a Microsoft download sight (not 3rd party), please post,
otherwise I will have them try the link. Thanks
  #6  
Old March 26th 10, 11:46 PM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.newusers
Teacher213
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Default Possible to download *just* media for Windows XP Home?

Thank you for your reply.

I have recieved an answer from Microsoft over the phone, thank you everyone
for taking the time to read. This thread can be closed now.

"Tim Meddick" wrote:

Every copy of Windows is different - you can't just "paste" in any old "key" into any
copy of Windows - no, each key is unique to that copy (cd-rom) it was made for.

The only copy of WinXP you can download for free is going to be an illegal "cracked"
one.

==

Cheers, Tim Meddick, Peckham, London. :-)




"Teacher213" wrote in message
...
I am teaching a class and a couple of students need *only* the Windows XP
media, is there a link that I could download just the ISO?

**They have keys, I have verfied, these are home users bringing their
desktops in for a computer class who don't have the original cd's that came
with their computers. I have verfied the keys stickered to the back of the
computer**

Thanks for your help.


.

  #7  
Old March 26th 10, 11:46 PM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.newusers
Teacher213
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Default Possible to download *just* media for Windows XP Home?


Thank you for your reply.

I have recieved an answer from Microsoft over the phone, thank you everyone
for taking the time to read. This thread can be closed now.

"Tim Meddick" wrote:

Every copy of Windows is different - you can't just "paste" in any old "key" into any
copy of Windows - no, each key is unique to that copy (cd-rom) it was made for.

The only copy of WinXP you can download for free is going to be an illegal "cracked"
one.

==

Cheers, Tim Meddick, Peckham, London. :-)




"Teacher213" wrote in message
...
I am teaching a class and a couple of students need *only* the Windows XP
media, is there a link that I could download just the ISO?

**They have keys, I have verfied, these are home users bringing their
desktops in for a computer class who don't have the original cd's that came
with their computers. I have verfied the keys stickered to the back of the
computer**

Thanks for your help.


.

  #8  
Old March 27th 10, 01:50 AM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.newusers
LVTravel[_3_]
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Default Possible to download *just* media for Windows XP Home?



"Teacher213" wrote in message
...


"Teacher213" wrote:

I am teaching a class and a couple of students need *only* the Windows XP
media, is there a link that I could download just the ISO?

**They have keys, I have verfied, these are home users bringing their
desktops in for a computer class who don't have the original cd's that
came
with their computers. I have verfied the keys stickered to the back of
the
computer**

Thanks for your help.


edit: Looks like I can start he
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx/kb/326246?p=1

If anyone knows of a Microsoft download sight (not 3rd party), please
post,
otherwise I will have them try the link. Thanks


This site will normally only work for retail products or for those OEM
systems where the computer company has gone out of business. You normally
pay a $30 fee + shipping and possible sales tax if successful in getting the
product shipped.

If you have a generic OEM CD for the version of XP (home or pro) the student
has it "may" be useable by the student to rebuild the computer using the key
on the bottom of their laptop or back of their desktop. A branded (Dell,
Gateway, HP) type of OEM disk probably won't work as most of them are bios
locked to a specific computer manufacturer's bios.

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Old March 27th 10, 01:50 AM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.newusers
LVTravel[_3_]
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Default Possible to download *just* media for Windows XP Home?



"Teacher213" wrote in message
...


"Teacher213" wrote:

I am teaching a class and a couple of students need *only* the Windows XP
media, is there a link that I could download just the ISO?

**They have keys, I have verfied, these are home users bringing their
desktops in for a computer class who don't have the original cd's that
came
with their computers. I have verfied the keys stickered to the back of
the
computer**

Thanks for your help.


edit: Looks like I can start he
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx/kb/326246?p=1

If anyone knows of a Microsoft download sight (not 3rd party), please
post,
otherwise I will have them try the link. Thanks


This site will normally only work for retail products or for those OEM
systems where the computer company has gone out of business. You normally
pay a $30 fee + shipping and possible sales tax if successful in getting the
product shipped.

If you have a generic OEM CD for the version of XP (home or pro) the student
has it "may" be useable by the student to rebuild the computer using the key
on the bottom of their laptop or back of their desktop. A branded (Dell,
Gateway, HP) type of OEM disk probably won't work as most of them are bios
locked to a specific computer manufacturer's bios.

  #10  
Old March 27th 10, 02:06 PM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.newusers
J. P. Gilliver (John)
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Default Possible to download *just* media for Windows XP Home?

In message , Tim Meddick
writes:
Every copy of Windows is different - you can't just "paste" in any old
"key" into any copy of Windows - no, each key is unique to that copy
(cd-rom) it was made for.


Lest anyone misunderstand - every CD isn't unique (though every key is),
but there are an awful lot of versions of the CD: they're made in the
various versions, such as Home and Pro, and within each of those there
are various levels of generality from the full retail version down to
very specific-to-hardware OEM ones.

Keys for _identical_ CDs - such as two full retail pack ones - should be
interchangeable in as much as you should be able to use either key to
install with either CD; however, once you've used the key to install
Windows (assuming it was a full retail one and you're installing from
scratch), you then shouldn't use the same key on another computer.

Down at the OEM-specific level, although a batch of identical PCs might
have identical CDs (or, more likely, not have come with a CD at all, but
have had XP preinstalled at the factory - with a recovery partition if
you're lucky), they will still have different keys, which _might_ be
keyed to the actual hardware.

The only copy of WinXP you can download for free is going to be an
illegal "cracked" one.


Which, quite apart from the danger of it containing malware or
something, may well not be of use for the purpose Teacher123 wants,
which is presumably to install windows components, or repair files, on
pupil's own machines - as it is likely to be the wrong version, since
there are so many of them.

==

Cheers, Tim Meddick, Peckham, London. :-)




"Teacher213" wrote in message
...
I am teaching a class and a couple of students need *only* the Windows XP
media, is there a link that I could download just the ISO?

**They have keys, I have verfied, these are home users bringing their
desktops in for a computer class who don't have the original cd's that came
with their computers. I have verfied the keys stickered to the back of the
computer**

Thanks for your help.



--
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employment (also computer, tester, trainer ...); email for details: CV at
http://www.soft255.demon.co.uk/CV2010-3.tif (2-sheet TIFF)!

I haven't lost my mind; I have a tape back-up somewhere.
  #11  
Old March 27th 10, 02:06 PM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.newusers
J. P. Gilliver (John)
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Posts: 5,291
Default Possible to download *just* media for Windows XP Home?

In message , Tim Meddick
writes:
Every copy of Windows is different - you can't just "paste" in any old
"key" into any copy of Windows - no, each key is unique to that copy
(cd-rom) it was made for.


Lest anyone misunderstand - every CD isn't unique (though every key is),
but there are an awful lot of versions of the CD: they're made in the
various versions, such as Home and Pro, and within each of those there
are various levels of generality from the full retail version down to
very specific-to-hardware OEM ones.

Keys for _identical_ CDs - such as two full retail pack ones - should be
interchangeable in as much as you should be able to use either key to
install with either CD; however, once you've used the key to install
Windows (assuming it was a full retail one and you're installing from
scratch), you then shouldn't use the same key on another computer.

Down at the OEM-specific level, although a batch of identical PCs might
have identical CDs (or, more likely, not have come with a CD at all, but
have had XP preinstalled at the factory - with a recovery partition if
you're lucky), they will still have different keys, which _might_ be
keyed to the actual hardware.

The only copy of WinXP you can download for free is going to be an
illegal "cracked" one.


Which, quite apart from the danger of it containing malware or
something, may well not be of use for the purpose Teacher123 wants,
which is presumably to install windows components, or repair files, on
pupil's own machines - as it is likely to be the wrong version, since
there are so many of them.

==

Cheers, Tim Meddick, Peckham, London. :-)




"Teacher213" wrote in message
...
I am teaching a class and a couple of students need *only* the Windows XP
media, is there a link that I could download just the ISO?

**They have keys, I have verfied, these are home users bringing their
desktops in for a computer class who don't have the original cd's that came
with their computers. I have verfied the keys stickered to the back of the
computer**

Thanks for your help.



--
J. P. Gilliver. 27 years experience in the electronics industry - seeking
employment (also computer, tester, trainer ...); email for details: CV at
http://www.soft255.demon.co.uk/CV2010-3.tif (2-sheet TIFF)!

I haven't lost my mind; I have a tape back-up somewhere.
  #12  
Old March 27th 10, 03:09 PM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.newusers
Ken Blake, MVP
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Default Possible to download *just* media for Windows XP Home?

On Fri, 26 Mar 2010 21:20:31 -0000, "Tim Meddick"
wrote:

Every copy of Windows is different - you can't just "paste" in any old "key" into any
copy of Windows - no, each key is unique to that copy (cd-rom) it was made for.



Sorry, but that's *not* correct. Keys are not made for each CD. Each
key is unique, but the CDs are not, so any key will work with a CD
that it matches with respect to Home vs. Professional, Retail vs
Generic OEM, Full vs Upgrade).

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Old March 27th 10, 03:09 PM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.newusers
Ken Blake, MVP
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Default Possible to download *just* media for Windows XP Home?


On Fri, 26 Mar 2010 21:20:31 -0000, "Tim Meddick"
wrote:

Every copy of Windows is different - you can't just "paste" in any old "key" into any
copy of Windows - no, each key is unique to that copy (cd-rom) it was made for.



Sorry, but that's *not* correct. Keys are not made for each CD. Each
key is unique, but the CDs are not, so any key will work with a CD
that it matches with respect to Home vs. Professional, Retail vs
Generic OEM, Full vs Upgrade).

--
Ken Blake, Microsoft MVP (Windows Desktop Experience) since 2003
Please Reply to the Newsgroup
  #14  
Old March 27th 10, 04:06 PM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.newusers
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Default Possible to download *just* media for Windows XP Home?

Wrong again---------Why do you post if you don't know what you're talking
about?

"Tim Meddick" wrote in message
...
Every copy of Windows is different - you can't just "paste" in any old
"key" into any copy of Windows - no, each key is unique to that copy
(cd-rom) it was made for.



  #15  
Old March 27th 10, 04:06 PM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.newusers
Unknown
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Default Possible to download *just* media for Windows XP Home?

Wrong again---------Why do you post if you don't know what you're talking
about?

"Tim Meddick" wrote in message
...
Every copy of Windows is different - you can't just "paste" in any old
"key" into any copy of Windows - no, each key is unique to that copy
(cd-rom) it was made for.



 




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