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I want to replace my hard drive in a dell dimensions 4300 pc. The original operating system was Win ME (Dell OEM) with an upgrade to XP Home (Dell OEM). How do I reload the operating system?

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If you have the oprating system disk with you thats the most convenient way to install the OS. Else the only option left for you is to contact dell and then order a new OEM disk which costs only $10 - 11 which is very less as compared to the price of a new OS

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