I need a replacement xp64 disk

Discussion in 'Windows 64 Bit' started by sons-father, Oct 22, 2006.

  1. sons-father

    sons-father Guest

    I hope someone can help me. I got my disk from Microsoft under their Tech.
    Update program, and my daughter got a hold of the disk and cracked it.
    Microsoft doesn't carry xp64 as a replacement product, and the Tech. Update
    Dept. doesn't seem to exist anymore. Does anyone know someone at Microsoft
    who can help me? Or perhaps a really nice system builder willing to swap
    disks if I give them some of my business?
     
    sons-father, Oct 22, 2006
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    John Barnes Guest

    Can't help, except to remind you that you should always make a backup copy
    in the future.
     
    John Barnes, Oct 22, 2006
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    Graham Guest

    I don't know if this will work, but it just might. If XP x64 is still
    downloadable as a trial, do so, and burn it. Then when you use it, use
    the key from the broken DVD to install it.

    Other than that, you may just have to buy a new OEM one.

    Graham.
     
    Graham, Oct 22, 2006
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    Jane C Guest

    The trial one is timebombed to 120 days and I doubt using an existing valid
    key will get around that.
     
    Jane C, Oct 23, 2006
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  5. It won't. The legal key won't work with the trial version.
     
    Charlie Russel - MVP, Oct 23, 2006
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  6. You are correct. Posters in a microsoft public newsgroup are users offering
    each other "self-help" solutions and advice. This is not a managed
    newsgroup nor do MS employees post here in their official roles. When they
    do post they do so on their own time and voluntarily to help others.

    Why are you blaming all this on NewEgg? While loss of a disk is
    unfortunate, it is your responsibility to take whatever steps are needed to
    replace it. If that means a new purchase then so be it. That's life.
     
    Colin Barnhorst, Oct 24, 2006
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  7. Not legal. We've been down this road enough times that folks should "get it"
    by now. We don't support piracy here.

    --
    Charlie.
    http://msmvps.com/xperts64


    surplus computers
    xp pro x-64 NFR $49.
    http://www.surpluscomputers.com/store/main.aspx







    You are correct. Posters in a microsoft public newsgroup are users offering
    each other "self-help" solutions and advice. This is not a managed
    newsgroup nor do MS employees post here in their official roles. When they
    do post they do so on their own time and voluntarily to help others.

    Why are you blaming all this on NewEgg? While loss of a disk is
    unfortunate, it is your responsibility to take whatever steps are needed to
    replace it. If that means a new purchase then so be it. That's life.
     
    Charlie Russel - MVP, Oct 25, 2006
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  8. If and when you find places like this, send the information to
    - they _do_ want to know. As for whether MS should stop
    them? I'm sure they will be taking the appropriate steps. :)

    But you need to take some responsibility and use some common sense too. If a
    company is willing to violate the law sufficiently to sell illegal software,
    do you honestly think they'll be a good company to deal with? Or that you
    really want to give them your credit card and all the information they need
    to steal from you?

    --
    Charlie.
    http://msmvps.com/xperts64


    then maybe microsoft should take means to stop them.
    they have lots of software and other items for sale.
    NFR, OEM open box, and all sorts of stuff.

    good source for keyboards, mice, etc.....







    Not legal. We've been down this road enough times that folks should "get it"
    by now. We don't support piracy here.

    --
    Charlie.
    http://msmvps.com/xperts64


    surplus computers
    xp pro x-64 NFR $49.
    http://www.surpluscomputers.com/store/main.aspx







    You are correct. Posters in a microsoft public newsgroup are users offering
    each other "self-help" solutions and advice. This is not a managed
    newsgroup nor do MS employees post here in their official roles. When they
    do post they do so on their own time and voluntarily to help others.

    Why are you blaming all this on NewEgg? While loss of a disk is
    unfortunate, it is your responsibility to take whatever steps are needed to
    replace it. If that means a new purchase then so be it. That's life.
     
    Charlie Russel - MVP, Oct 25, 2006
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    sons-father Guest

    What an amazing direction this thread has taken.

    I OWN a LEGAL license to operate windows xp 64, given to me by Microsoft in
    exchange for a LEGAL license of my windows xp pro that I purchased retail,
    and now I need a replacement disk that Microsoft will not supply. SOME
    posters are implying that I want to STEAL this software, IGNORING the fact
    that I already OWN the right to use it. I simply need a REPLACEMENT DISK!

    Some posters have even had a golden life where they NEVER lost a piece of
    software due to a scratched or damaged disk, and feel they must INSULT me for
    having done so.
    I guess I should have expected to find people like that here. They pretend
    they are here to help others, but would rather have a "holier-than-thou"
    attitude than give an actual solution. Why do they even bother, except for
    self-gratification? They did NOT solve my problem, and their answer was not
    even revelent to the question.
    PLEASE TRY TO ANSWER THE QUESTION CORRECTLY NEXT TIME, AND NOT SOUND LIKE AN
    ASS!

    As far as my feelings for Newegg, after spending thousands of dollars with a
    company, you might just expect a response to a question, even if it's
    negative.

    To mikeyhsd: Thank you for actually helping me with this problem. You proved
    to be the only one who had an answer.

    To JOHN BARNES: don't bother posting a reply for my benifit. I won't be
    back. But if it makes you feel better, you can ramble on about me for your
    own satisfaction if it helps you sleep tonight.

    Nighty-nite!
     
    sons-father, Oct 26, 2006
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  10. None of us insulted you or implied you wanted to steal it. What we said was
    that another poster was suggesting the purchase of known illegal software
    and we didn't condone that.

    What we also said was that there is absolutely nothing any of us can do
    about this. We don't work for MS. We don't work for the fulfillment company
    that processed orders. We've all been there at some point, and yes, there IS
    a reason I make archival copies of my CDs these days. I've been burned.

    My only suggestion is that you could _try_ contacting MS support. Start at
    the support.microsoft.com page for your country/region and try one of the
    methods there. They may have a solution.
     
    Charlie Russel - MVP, Oct 26, 2006
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    VWWall Guest

    The first WixXP x64 CD that I ordered from Microsoft had a hole punched
    in it by DHL before delivery. I called the people supplying the disk,
    and they sent me a new one. They didn't even ask for the bad one.

    If you still have the license and the key, you might try calling
    customer relations at Microsoft. No other vendor was involved in your
    first transaction, so they cannot help.
     
    VWWall, Oct 27, 2006
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    atabs Guest

    I have a copy i can let you have if you email at
     
    atabs, Oct 31, 2006
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