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Re-installing windows xp from Recovery CD without losing data

I would like to re-install windows xp without losing my data. A windows XP cd was not included with my computer, but rather a Recovery CD. How do I re-install windows xp without losing my data from that CD?

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  • Anonymous Jun 20, 2008

    I believe the Windows XP Media Center Edition should be located on the recovery CDs. However, upon browsing the Recovery CD which came with this notebook, I do not find any CAB files. There are compressed files of a different type, but it is not Windows if it is not contained in *.CAB files right? I mean, that's just the Microsoft way. Is the A105 supposed to come with a Windows XP Media Center Edition install disk then?

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You can just get a new windows XP CD then on that you will have an option to repair what ever your problem with the operating system, if your hard disk has a partition and you don't have any data from the C drive where your OS is installed you can format the C drive and your files are still on your D drive.

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Download the operating system from this link: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?FamilyID=2fcde6ce-b5fb-4488-8c50-fe22559d164e&displaylang=en
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    Step 3: System repair steps
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Please use the recovery discs or windows installation cd.

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You should re-install the winxp again. For doing it without losing any existing data, do it as per the following instructions: - Boot your computer using the XP CD. You may need to change the boot order in the system BIOS so the CD boots before the hard drive. When you see the welcom setup screen, chose the "To setup Windows XP now, press ENTER" option. DO not choose "To repair a Windows XP installation using the Recovery Console, press R" !!!! Accept the License Agreement and Windows will search for existing Windows installations. Select the XP installation you want to repair from the list and press R to start the repair. Setup will copy files to the hard drive will reboot tour computer and will start winxp installation. Good luck !

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