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If your recovery CDs have failed you have some options

1. you can call the company who made your computer about a new set of restore discs

2. you can buy an operating system disc such as XP or vista

XP or Vista , Operating System Installation CD will setup the computer nicely , you may need drivers for certan things but not likely.


Malfunctioning restore CDs really **** me off

I just chunk em and load my XP pro disc

( multi machine volume license required if you wanna put it on multible computers )
( same with vista )

but in some cases you may find that XP pro will install on many machines just fine.


Thank you for using FixYa!



Az.

Posted on Sep 18, 2008

  • Steven Brown Sep 18, 2008

    I do keep a close eye on my set of Gateway Millennium Edition (Windows Me) CDs



    I don't actually use them , but they come in handy when you find a computer in the junk pile that

    specificaly asks for Windows ME

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