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Do not have XP OS CD

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Photog girl, Dec 11, 2011.

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  1. Photog girl

    Photog girl Thread Starter

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    My Hp mini did not come with a XP home edition OS CD.
    The windows files are so screwed up, I need to reinstall the OS.
    Best way to do this? I do not care if everything is wiped clean.
    Help........:eek:
     
  2. UserBarZero

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    If you bought it from hp then you should be able to get a install disc from their website.

    http://www.hp.com/ put your model number in the search and find your mini, you might be able to get support though there.
     
  3. Photog girl

    Photog girl Thread Starter

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    It is approx. 2 yrs. old-no longer under warrantee. I purchased it at Costco, not from HP directly.
    I will try HP website. [it is actually a friend of mine & he was going to throw it away. I think it is salvageable]
     
  4. UserBarZero

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    I found some threads already on here that might help you via forum searching windows repair:
    http://forums.techguy.org/windows-xp/1030320-windows-xp-install-repair-option.html

    http://forums.techguy.org/windows-xp/909477-another-windows-xp-repair-install.html

    According to those you need a xp install disc to do a repair install, best if sp3 disc I'm sure.

    Exactly how bad is it? Is it virus rootkit full? Is it just undefragged~

    This is what I wrote before doing a forum search:

    Hum, you can probably do a 'repair install' that re-updates the windows files, I don't know how to do it though. Not sure if xp can do it I think it can though.

    If you want to do that someone else will have to help you, lolz

    I got infected with a virus once and I tried recopying windows files in, but eventually had to reinstall the OS clean..
    If you bought it they should have done that themselves..xO
    If it doesn't have any files you care about on it, then you can probably buy an xp disc somewhere (or windows 7) and reinstall the OS fully. Or save the files and do that anyway lol, might be best to have the real install disc with you.
     
  5. flavallee

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    There should be a product number(P/N) or model number(M/N) on the HP sticker.

    Once we can confirm the exact model name/model number netbook you have, there may be a recovery disk available for it here.

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    Unless you already have one, you're going to need an external USB optical drive to insert the Windows XP CD and boot from.

    Besides being more prone to hardware issues, one of the downsides of having is a netbook is no built-in optical drive.

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  6. oshaileshmohan

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    Download it from here.........(edited by moderator)
     
  7. buffoon

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    oshaileshmohan,

    I've deleted the link from your above post. Please read the rules here and please do not supply advice like that again.
     
  8. oshaileshmohan

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    Its ok......cool :)
     
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