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Old November 10th, 2006, 10:22 PM
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recovery disks?

I bought a second hand xp pro computer which works lovely, he gave me a product key and said that I can somehow with it download the recovery disks for it if it ever goes wrong?
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Old November 10th, 2006, 10:37 PM
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I doubt that but some computers have the recovery install in a separate folder or partition, for which their website gives instructions on using. What brand is the computer?

There is no legal way to download recovery disks.
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Old November 10th, 2006, 10:59 PM
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CPL?
Well what am I supposed to do if it goes wrong
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Old November 10th, 2006, 11:30 PM
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Buy an XP disk. What is CPL? Is that the brand on the computer or something else? More info here would help us help you. If you are not sure what the computer has or what brand it is, download and install Everest from the link below. After installing, open it and go to the menu bar, and chose Report. Using the wizard, have Everest run the report, then copy and paste the info from the report back in this thread.

http://www.cybertechhelp.com/downloa...t-home-edition
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Old November 10th, 2006, 11:46 PM
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Buy an xp disks?!That costs loads, I bought the computer so I shouldnt have to. I shall do that tomorrow with the everest/
Yeah that is the brand CPL
He said he had a special license to be able to make the disks though
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Old November 13th, 2006, 08:24 PM
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Well i did all pages with everest and got loads heres some:

--------[ EVEREST Home Edition (c) 2003-2005 Lavalys, Inc. ]------------------------------------------------------------

Version EVEREST v2.20.405
Homepage http://www.lavalys.com/
Report Type Report Wizard
Computer USER1-E58E60107
Generator Engineer
Operating System Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.1.2600 (WinXP Retail)
Date 2006-11-13
Time 19:21


--------[ Summary ]-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Computer:
Operating System Microsoft Windows XP Professional
OS Service Pack Service Pack 2
DirectX 4.09.00.0904 (DirectX 9.0c)
Computer Name USER1-E58E60107
User Name Engineer

Motherboard:
CPU Type Intel Pentium IIIE, 1000 MHz (7.5 x 133)
Motherboard Name Gigabyte GA-6VXC7-4X(-P) (1 ISA, 5 PCI, 1 AGP, 1 AMR, 3 DIMM)
Motherboard Chipset VIA VT82C694X Apollo Pro133A
System Memory 256 MB (SDRAM)
BIOS Type AMI (05/04/01)
Communication Port Communications Port (COM1)
Communication Port Communications Port (COM2)
Communication Port ECP Printer Port (LPT1)

Display:
Video Adapter NVIDIA RIVA TNT2 Model 64/Model 64 Pro (Microsoft Corporation) (32 MB)
3D Accelerator nVIDIA RIVA TNT2 M64
Monitor Daewoo 710B [17" CRT] (GC96H42897)

Multimedia:
Audio Adapter Ensoniq ES5880 on Gigabyte

Storage:
IDE Controller VIA Bus Master IDE Controller
Floppy Drive Floppy disk drive
Disk Drive Maxtor 2F020L0 (20 GB, 5400 RPM, Ultra-ATA/133)
Optical Drive MAT****A DVD-ROM SR-8583 (5x/32x DVD-ROM)
Optical Drive TEAC CD-W54E (4x/4x/32x CD-RW)
SMART Hard Disks Status OK

Partitions:
C: (NTFS) 19869 MB (11318 MB free)

Input:
Keyboard Standard 101/102-Key or Microsoft Natural PS/2 Keyboard
Mouse PS/2 Compatible Mouse

Network:
Network Adapter Intel(R) PRO/100+ Alert on LAN* Management Adapter
Network Adapter Motorola SURFboard SB5100 USB Cable Modem (82.37.60.136)

Peripherals:
Printer HP DeskJet 950C/952C/959C
USB1 Controller VIA VT83C572 PCI-USB Controller
USB Device Motorola SURFboard SB5100 USB Cable Modem



What are you looking for?
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Old November 15th, 2006, 09:08 PM
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Anybody please???
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Old November 16th, 2006, 01:47 AM
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Where he has a special license to buy the disks, he should furnish you the recovery disk then. Or explain to you how you're supposed to use a disk to burn from the computer the recovery part. Otherwise you need to buy XP and they aren't that expensive, last one I bought cost me $139. That was for an OEM disk which works for one computer only and when you decide to upgrade your new computer to another new one, that xp disk goes to the new owner.

Talk to the guy who sold you the computer. He should furnish your recovery software or explanations on how to do a recovery.
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Old November 17th, 2006, 07:21 PM
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Well i think he does but didnt explain how to... said he would drop them in never did
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Well i think he does but didnt explain how to... said he would drop them in never did
then you need to get back with him and get your disks, otherwise you will have to shell out dollars for another copy of xp.
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Old November 17th, 2006, 09:57 PM
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Oh well guess im stuck seeing as i dont have his contact details
Thanks anyway
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