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x_Laura_x On July 04, 2018
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Nowhere, United Kingdom
#1New Post! Nov 08, 2008 @ 17:54:58
OK so I'm on my mum's laptop now and she says that she wants to reinstall Windows so that she can start fresh with her laptop again...

Only problem is she wants me to do it but I'm not entirely sure how to be honest

I did it to my laptop using a "recovery disk" that the dude in the computer store did for me.

I tried it in my mum's laptop and it didn't work lol.

So, what to do? I'm stoopid
Lili On July 12, 2019
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Sunshine Land,
#2New Post! Nov 08, 2008 @ 18:01:31
the disk you have is probably made specifically for your brand of computer. My boot disk that came with my laptop says it won't work on other computers.
x_Laura_x On July 04, 2018
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Nowhere, United Kingdom
#3New Post! Nov 08, 2008 @ 18:02:12
Oh I see, so I have to get one specifically for this computer?

I don't know how to do that lol
Lili On July 12, 2019
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Sunshine Land,
#4New Post! Nov 08, 2008 @ 18:05:11
you can either try to get a new one from the manufacturer of your computer, or buy a new OS install/upgrade, like at Walmart or something, which should work on any PC.
x_Laura_x On July 04, 2018
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Nowhere, United Kingdom
#5New Post! Nov 08, 2008 @ 18:06:02
Well, I'm sure the dude in the computer store made a recovery disk for my laptop using just my laptop lol, but I don't know how he did it.
Lili On July 12, 2019
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Sunshine Land,
#6New Post! Nov 08, 2008 @ 18:07:31
try asking that guy then
x_Laura_x On July 04, 2018
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Nowhere, United Kingdom
#7New Post! Nov 08, 2008 @ 18:08:04
Lol I would but I'm not intending to go out of town for a while, I can't afford it
Lili On July 12, 2019
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Sunshine Land,
#8New Post! Nov 08, 2008 @ 18:11:46
did he give you a boot disk or a back-up disk? if you want a clean slate you need a boot disk from the manufacturer.
x_Laura_x On July 04, 2018
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Nowhere, United Kingdom
#9New Post! Nov 08, 2008 @ 18:17:54
I don't know what it is, he called it a recovery disk
kentoo On October 26, 2010




Salmon Arm, Canada
#10New Post! Nov 08, 2008 @ 18:21:17
@x_Laura_x Said

I don't know what it is, he called it a recovery disk

Some brand name computers such as Dell or HP have a recovery partition on the hard drive... You may not need an external disk to do a "system recovery"
Perform a search on the computer for "system restore
Lili On July 12, 2019
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Sunshine Land,
#11New Post! Nov 08, 2008 @ 18:22:12
you can call the manufacturer and they can mail you a new one, I don't know how much/if they charge for it though. Or you can buy a new OS install that works on any PC.
x_Laura_x On July 04, 2018
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Nowhere, United Kingdom
#12New Post! Nov 08, 2008 @ 18:25:17
@Lili Said

you can call the manufacturer and they can mail you a new one, I don't know how much/if they charge for it though. Or you can buy a new OS install that works on any PC.



I don't think I have to pay for it, I'm sure there was a programme on my laptop that created the recovery disk but s*** I don't know what it is. Grrrrrrrrrr
x_Laura_x On July 04, 2018
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Nowhere, United Kingdom
#13New Post! Nov 08, 2008 @ 21:14:20
OK, I've figured it out by myself, I just need a blank disk
emoric On January 02, 2010

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lol :D, Indiana
#14New Post! Nov 09, 2008 @ 06:28:16
winxp_sp3_en.iso

burn, format, install, update.
reddrd On February 14, 2009




lost in, Federated States of M
#15New Post! Nov 09, 2008 @ 06:40:40
You can use a windows O.S. CD for a desktop on your laptop, the problem is that you would have to upload some of the drivers for that machine that the right disk would normally have. I had a similar situation and had lost my CD, got a desktop one and reinstalled. Took me a week to find the right drivers online though.
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