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Installing Windows XP

By jacki.cook
May 22, 2007
  1. I have a PC which has Windows XP installed and have the recovery disk. I also have a laptop which now has nothing installed on it at all. Can I use the recovery disk to install windows on the laptop or do I need to buy a whole new Windows OS. Sorry to sound thick but I'm unsure about all of this stuff
    Many thanks for any advice
     
  2. Homer_Simpson

    Homer_Simpson TS Rookie

    :) Hi Jacki,
    Follow this link, http://www.howtohaven.com/system/createwindowssetupdisk.shtml
    This will walk you through creating a windows disk from your recovery disk. The only thing that the recovery disk does is set your computer back to its factory settings, ie full of useless trial software. Hope this is of some help to you.
     
  3. Tom Mask

    Tom Mask TS Rookie Posts: 48

    To put it simply, your computer has to have hardware required to run whatever OS you're installing on it. Normally you should get the recovery disk for your specific computer type. (For example, an HP recovery disk wont work on a DELL OS-less computer)
     
  4. Phantasm66

    Phantasm66 TS Rookie Posts: 5,734   +7

    You can ask ANY question here you like. No question is too minor. People here are all at different stages, and you'll never progress without asking. Ask away, that's what we are here for.
     
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