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E-Machines Windows XP Media Center Edition

Yes it came with a disk to return it to its original state but I cannot find my recovery disk anywhere.

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    tanesha2277 Oct 28, 2008

    thx but you're no help

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You will have to order another one from e-machines unless there is a partition on the harddrive holding yur install files. You can also buy a copy of the operating system you wish to install, install it, then go to eMachine's web site and download the hardware drivers and install them.

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  • Jeff Strader
    Jeff Strader Nov 18, 2008

    I would love to help you, but you have to have some form of operating system to work with. with out a licensed copy of Windows, you will not be able to update it , which leaves it very vulnerable to more problems.

    You can install an earlier copy of windos, perhaps windows 98, if you know someone that has it, or if you have a copy of XP for your home computer, then ill help you load the drivers.

    I appologize if my response seemed unapropriete, but there is no other way around it, you must have the software and its not free.

    Regards.

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