Where can i get a Lenovo or IBM windows Xp recovery disk?

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  1. Missingphy
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    Im trying to recover the windows xp that cam e witm my old lenovo (IBM) laptop using a retail disk, but as expected, the cd key is invalid. I have the original COA sticker on the bottom of the laptop. Where can i get the disk that will work with this key?
     
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  2. crayonfeaturedking

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    Have you contacted Lenovo?
     
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  3. alexander1970

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    Hello.:)

    A Solution is to get in Contact with the Support as @crayonfeaturedking suggested:

    https://support.lenovo.com/us/en/solutions/migr-4m7hwz

    https://support.lenovo.com/us/en/solutions/pd030986#xpp

    As I see you have to register if you want to get the
    Option One: Get a one-time no-charge recovery media (supported by Windows Recovery Media Systems Program)

    Maybe you have Luck on EBay.You can also try Amazon (Recovery Disc Lenovo).
    But I am not 100 Percent sure all Discs work on all Lenovo Modells.

    Good Luck.
    Thank you.:)
     
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  4. YOUCANTSTOPME

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    It's been a while since I worked with XP but I do remember this issue. Unfortunately XP is not as... "forgiving" with the keys as newer versions of Windows are.

    The issue is that you're using a retail CD, but the stickers on those laptops are OEM. So you need an OEM XP disc.

    There's ways to convert them by editing the setupp.ini and re-burning the image.

    Here's a link to get you started:

    https://1rana.wordpress.com/2012/07...etween-retail-oem-and-volume-license-channel/
     
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  5. Originality

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    The recovery media used should be configured to read the SLUIC tables from the BIOS/drive to activate itself using the OEM key.

    This is probably one of the few cases where I would say using a third party activator would be easier to use.
     
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  7. Missingphy
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