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Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Funkyecat, Apr 16, 2010.

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  1. Funkyecat

    Funkyecat Thread Starter

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    I want to perform a windows repair (automatic no manual). My Windows disk cracked. Would a Windows OEM disk be satisfactory?
     
  2. James4630

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    You will have to give us more information such as the make and model of your system. Many makes have a repair partition, which you can use for repair or make copies of the installation disks. OEM disks will only work for the make and model they are designed for.
     
  3. Funkyecat

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    Velocity Micro
    WinXP SP3
    AMD 64 3200
    1.5 Meg Memory

    It had been format with an Win XP SP1 Home to Professional to SP2 then SP3 not a company DVD which was not working. There is no repair partition. All I want is to perform an SFC scannow function and should not affect anything else.
     
  4. James4630

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    Here is a tutorial on the sfc scannow function. I don't know much about it, and I don't know if an OEM disc would work in this case. When I've performed the sfc /scannow function, I've never been asked for an installation disc.

    http://www.updatexp.com/scannow-sfc.htmlth
     
  5. antech

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    It would ....
    But its illegal according to microsoft
     
  6. Funkyecat

    Funkyecat Thread Starter

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    Everything is illegal to Microsquish.

    If your original disk goes bad or cracked, then they expect you to buy a new one-retail.

    Fortunately I had a back-up from a month ago. I have to update many programs (FileHippo Update is great) and I also save the new downloads so I don't have to redownload. Everything works fine.

    Thanx for your help.
     
  7. antech

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    Problem Solved??
    Here in India,
    98% of PC I have dealt with have pirated OS installed.
    I have never seen a genuine retail windows installed on any of my friends PC
    Everyone is a great Microsoft Worshippper,
    Except me,
    I am a Linux lover.....
     
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