I had a friend give me a computer with Windows XP on it. However, the computer did not come with an XP license, and I don't seem to be able to reinstall Windows through the key that's on the computer.
I ended up replacing the motherboard and processor, but now it won't load windows properly. This is presumably because the current installation of XP does not have the proper drivers installed to run the new hardware. If I tried to run Windows Recovery/Repair, aside from being told that the CD I have doesn't have all the necessary files, it would prompt me for a license key that doesn't work.
I'd like to know if there's something out there which installs necessary drivers in the same fashion as the XP installation CD does, only without attempting to install XP or asking for license keys. It also needs to be bootable, since I can't get into Windows at the moment. Anyone know if anything?
Oct 13 2009, 8:46 am