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Mike Zeidler
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I'm probably buying a friend's old tower to use as a HTPC. Everything seems perfectly suited for the experience, except he installed Linux on it to goof around with and somehow overwrote the partition with the recovery disks on it.

So, seeing as how it's a 7-ish year old computer, I was hoping there was somewhere non-skeezy to get my hands on a copy of Windows XP. I'd thought about contacting HP to buy a physical set of the back-up disks, but wasn't sure about transfer of ownership issues (or if they'd just try to push Windows 7 on me) Or, if anyone has had good luck with an eBay dealer, please let me know.



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What are the specs? If it's that old, you may or may not be better served just sticking with Linux and putting, say, a clean install of Mythbuntu on there. It seems to run quite nicely for me on a hand-me-down Dell of probably the same vintage, and that's just going off a live CD.





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Try here

http://www.buycheapsoftware.com/ms_products~subcategory~139.asp



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Thanks drjay & AWA, but it appears when putting on Linux, he didn't overwrite the restore partition after all. Hoory for small favors! :)



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