Solved: Format laptop (WinXP) without cd for drivers

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machi8

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Hi!
I have a IBM laptop and has become very very slow lately(although i am not connected to the internet and i rarely use it).
I'm thinking of doing a format but when i bought it (a year ago) I wasn't given any cd's.
I have a cd from an another Siemens laptop I have for WinXP Home Edition-SP1 (Product Recovery cd-rom).
Could i use this to format the other laptop?Will I need a cd for the drives?
I have to find a cd or i can download the drives?

I'll appreciate vey much any help.
 

Frank4d

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The Siemens recovery CD probably (99% sure) isn't going to work with an IBM laptop because it is specific to the hardware. It also would be in volation of the EULA.

If the IBM has a hidden recovery partition you could tr-install from that. If you bought the IBM laptop new you should be able to get Windows installation or recovery CDs from IBM.
 

machi8

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Thanks for the answer!I will try to find the cds.I think i easier than the second solution as i am not a computer expert.Thanks!!
 
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