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Reinstall Windows XP using Recovery disk

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by holymoly, Apr 14, 2007.

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  1. holymoly

    holymoly Thread Starter

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    My computer came "pre-installed" with Windows XP Home eons ago and I wish to reformat HD and reinstall XP because things have really slowed down.

    I went back to manufacturer requested and paid $20 for what I hoped was a complete XP disk, but got another Recovery pr backup CD with SP 2 added. Oh a bonus, why thank you.

    Sorry but I've done a search and haven't found anything yet convincing me I can fulfill this task by using the Recovery disk just as well. Is it really better to do installation with full XP disk or using recovery should do the trick as well?

    I havn't found a site that I feel comfortable with that could do this?

    Any experts have good site recommendation for reinstall with recovery disk, or should I still pursue getting the real XP CD?
     
  2. Bob Cerelli

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    Often that is what you get from a manufacturer. The Recovery CD puts the computer back the way it came from the factory. All the drivers and programs get put back as well. It saves the time of having to install the OS then install any required additional drivers, then install any added programs.

    But rather than taking any future guesses, why not ask the manufacturer exactly what the recovery cd's will do.
     
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