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Hi All Req. to all please provide me confirmation regarding "one key recovery" firstly i must tell you i am using netbook lenovo "s10 series windows 7, now if i format hard disk(C:) drive, and i install.. XP after installtion can i use one key recovery??? or is it formated or deleted in C: dirve when i format my C drive... pls help... regards Nishant

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Hi nishantsi762,

You can still use the One Key Recovery after formatting your drive C and installing XP. Just make sure that you will not reformat the whole hard drive because One Key Recovery image is in the hidden partition of your hard disk.

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I saw you post about the One Key Recovery on your S10-3 system and I would like to Help.
You mentioned that you have an S10-3 system and that it has Windows7 on it and that you want to install Windows XP on it.
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