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System crashed , no restore partition, origionall had xpsp1, have Dell reinstall Cd with xp sp2....will it have to be re activated?

Have a Dell 600m laptop, origionally cane with xp sp1, system restore partition has been deleted, will a Dell reinstallation CD (xp sp2 work ) system has crashed.

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Yes, first try re installing the Xp sp1. After installation, copy your files in a flash drive or burn it in a CD/DVD. When that's done, re install your O.S. using your Xp sp2. I recommend formatting your hard drive so it will be a fresh install. After installation, re copy your files to the hard drive then re activate your Xp sp2 online.
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Yes, but it will erase any personal data you have. Let me know if there is data to save and I will give more suggestions.

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