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My ex messed my laptop up she deleted operating system and i dont have any original cd that came with the laptop all i have is a windows xp home edition version 2002 disk can you help?

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If the Windows CD you have is the same version that was installed on the computer, you can do a fresh installation from that. You will need to go to HP's site here:

http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/softwareList?os=228&lc=en&dlc=en&cc=us&lang=en&product=408455

to download the drivers Windows will need. Since the computer probably won't have working network hardware after installing Windows, you should download the drivers into a USB thumb drive or put them onto a CD on another computer.

You will also need to manually activate the copy of Windows you install this way.


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