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I bought this laptop used for my son. It has some issues and I'd like to restore it back to original settings, or as close as I can get. However, I did not get the recovery disks with it. Is it possible to use recovery disks from a Compaq Presario V2000- or is that doing something illegal? Thanks for any help.
I would download and install the chipset & video drivers, name and model numbers of your laptop will give you link to download drivers
Posted on Feb 05, 2010
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Using recovery disks from another model is NOT wise as this will install drivers irrelavent to the hardware in the problem laptop and cause major issues and a lot of things wouldnt work.
When laptops are purchased, they have a software utility to create your own restore disks. The best way to do what you need to do is download the media to install windows again (NOT illegal since your laptop already has a legal key), but make sure the version of windows is exactly the same as what it came with, then reinstall it and download drivers from compaqs site relevant to your model.
Also check for a recovery partition, goto my computer, see if there's a second harddrive called "recovery" or something similar, if there is one, restart the machine (backup everything first to external media), look for an option to hit a key for boot menu (ususally F11, F12 etc), and hit that (you wont get much time to hit the key!) then it will give the option to choose the boot media - choose the recovery partition and follow the prompts from there.
Hope this helped!
Posted on Feb 04, 2010
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