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Old 02-10-2012, 11:39 AM   #16
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Originally Posted by rossfingal View Post
The "OP" says they don't have the "recovery disk/s", or an installation disk.
How are they going to do a "clean", install??
(Driver problems or not?)
Buy a "stand-alone" copy of XP? (OEM)
Maybe, borrow someones copy of XP?
They did say "Cheaply"!

I think all your questions are answered in the posts that came after the OP if you read them carefully.


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Old 02-10-2012, 11:45 AM   #17
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I've installed WinXP from scratch on over a dozen laptops (Sonys, Toshibas, HPs, and Thinkpads) and never had a problem with the basic install. Yes I had to go back to install drivers for hardware, but the machines always worked adequately right after the clean XP install.

Cool. I wish mine did. The two of them do exactly the same thing -- they go through the whole process of copying files, and then Blue Screen when XP tries to come up the first time.
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We don't know why this person needs to reinstall.
File corruption?
A computer "gliche"?
No disks, to do a reinstall?

Is this a licensed, copy of the "OS"?
If it's not 'licensed" -
Then, where did the computer or the "OS", come from?
We haven't heard back from the "OP".
That, in itself, is interesting.
Who knows!!
Just some thoughts!


(As, the "OP" said - no disks!!)
Answers? - what about the question/s?

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Old 02-13-2012, 11:36 PM   #19
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I went to a used software store and the guy actually copied a recovery disc from another similar model. It didn't even ask me for a serial number.. Shadey?...yes...but i wasn't about to dump over $100 on a new xp cd for a computer that is hardly ever used. The guy charged me $20.. I was surprised that it actually worked and found all the correct (or at least compatible) drivers for everything.


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