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Compaq Presario 600 ??

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by IBwebin, Jun 21, 2003.

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  1. IBwebin

    IBwebin Thread Starter

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    I have purchased a Compaq Presario 600 with an Athlon XP 2200+ processor. I do not have a copy of Windows XP to wipe it with. Is there any way with the installed XP that I can refresh this system and remove data frome previous owners? Or Can I load Win 98?
     
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    Compaqs usually have a hidden partition with all the factory loaded software on it in an image format. As long as it does and you can figure out how to access it you could probable do that - but you almost likely need the XP Product key and may need to reactivate XP after the recovery. XP can only be install on one machine at a time - so if they are still using it you are out of luck.

    Watch the boot up for any recovery messages or take a trip to www.Compaq.com and look up the info for your make/model.
     
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