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Dell System Restore (XP PRO) Help

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by ggafni, Sep 20, 2008.

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  1. ggafni

    ggafni Thread Starter

    May 23, 2008

    I have a Dell Optiplex with Win XP Pro pre-installed. Due to virus I need to restore the operating system. Problem is, I don't have the Restore Discs.

    Anyways, I tried installing off an XP Pro disk I have (retail) but it will not accept my key as printed on the case.

    I contacted Dell who told me that the Win-Key is stored on the mobo and that I must have their CD to restore. Problem is, their quoted me $86 and 3 weeks for delivery.

    Here's my question, I remember that they had an "XP Pro restore disc" + another "Drivers" disc. Are the "XP Pro restore discs" generic (for all Dell systems)? My friend has a Vostro with XP Pro and I can probably borrow his and download the system specific drivers...

    Will that work?

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