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I wiped my computer clean and reinstalled windows using the operating disc. I can not get online

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Check the device manager, make sure you've got the network drivers installed (wired / wireless).
If there are missing you'll have to download them to another computer and transfer over via a CDR or a flash drive ;)

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Have an IBM A31 Thinkpad. Purchased used. Have Windows/Systems32/Config/ System missing or corrupt message. I do not have the original System Set CD-ROM. I have no work on the computer that I need


The hardware specs for this machine will not handle anything later than Windows XP. I would recommend doing a clean installation of XP or even might try a free operating system like Ubuntu (http://www.ubuntu.com/). Just have to download the iso and get it burned to a disc. All in all, I would recommend a machine with better specs to provide an all around better working computer. Hope this helps.

Feb 09, 2015 | IBM Computers & Internet

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Windows Installation Disc VS Windows Upgrade Disc -NOT THE SAME-


Having Trouble Booting To Your Windows Upgrade Disc?

...Upgrade discs aren't bootable discs. To repair a windows installation, you must use either a system repair disc or, better yet, a windows installation disc (genuine Retail/OEM discs are pretty much your only option to completely reinstall your windows operating system, unless you own a previous full installation disc of a previously released Windows version (such as XP or Vista), in which case you could install that windows operating system and then upgrade to a newer windows OS like windows 7. however if you ever need to reinstall windows 7, you would either need to reinstall the older windows OS, then upgrade to the newer one.

If that isn't clear, I'll sum it up....

Let's say you bought a computer, that computer had windows xp home edition. Maybe you wanted to upgrade from Windows XP/Windows Vista or Windows 7?
Well in order to switch from Windows XP/Vista to Windows 7, (or even from Windows 7 home premium- to windows7 Pro or Ultimate), then you must either:
A) Buy an upgrade disc and upgrade to the newer desired version.
B) Or, Buy a Retail Copy of the version you want to install. (keep in mind that a retail Windows 7 disc can be used to perform an upgrade rather than to competely wipe the hard disc and perform a clean install (delete partitions, reformat, and perform a new windows installation), if you so choose.

The bottom line is, you cannot Install a fresh clean copy of windows using an upgrade disc. OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer) and Retail Windows Operation System Installation Setup Discs are "Bootable Discs". Windows Upgrade Discs are NOT bootable. (unless one where to "modify that particular disc, which is not legal).

on Jul 06, 2010 | Computers & Internet

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GATEWAY 5670 WIPE CLEAN


Hello,

You need the following:

1. Operating System's Disc
2. Drivers and Utilities Disc (you can also download the drivers from the website of gateway.)
3. Anti-virus
4. Programs that you want to add to your computer.
It would be a very long post if I provide you with the complete reinstallation steps. You can find a good tutorial in youtube for that. Just search for how to reinstall windows ? . Where ? is the name of the operating system like 7, XP, Vista, or 8.
After doing the clean installation. You would need to install the drivers into your computer. Next. Antivirus and the programs. You might also want to add some tech software like RadarSync. This software will make sure that all drivers in your computer are updated. Drivers are small software which can make your computer to work fine.
If you have any questions, please drop me a line.
David

Jun 07, 2013 | Gateway Computers & Internet

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I bought a pc from a yard sale but dont have the administrator passwords. i want to wipe everthing clean and reinstall all programs. its a dell xp 2002 home edition. how do i do that?


What is the computer model? NOT the operating system, but the numbers on the back of the computer itself. Inspiron, Dimension, Optiplex, etc. and model #

Sep 19, 2011 | Dell Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition

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Computer needed wiped as it hadf a bad virus. thought I had os disc with drivers but when we moved must have lost it. how can I get windows xp reinstalled with drivers for the intel pentium processor?


Do you have still the product key for the Windows that was installed on your computer before wiping it? And, what is the make & model of your computer?

Jul 03, 2011 | Computers & Internet

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How to delete operating system .


When deleting the operating system you have to have a restore disc or the master disc for an Operating System to be re-installed again. You will then have to insert the Operating System disc in the drive and then restart select boot from CD or DVD whichever you have on your lap top then you will have to format the drive with this disc it all should just do it for you select complete install. This will wipe files currently on the hard drive and enable you to restore your machine back to its original condition as you purchased it.
You computer should be by default to boot from CD ROM first boot. If not get to the BIOS press F2 when the system first boots it will take you to the BIOS then set in the BOOT order as first boot being CD or DVD first boot and hard disc second boot. Then restart and have the Operating System Disc in. If you do not have an operating system disc that came with your computer you can get one from Dell just order it and use this disc. Do not try to install just the basic Windows because Dell has all of their drivers installed on their restore discs and you will play heck trying to get the drivers. Unless you have a legal copy of Win 7 go ahead and go for it then. Making sure to be online when installing Win 7 so that it can seek driver files during the installation.
I hope this assisted you. Thanks for using FixYa for all your questions. John

Feb 07, 2011 | Dell Inspiron 1525 Laptop

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My laptop E625-201G16Mi has windows Vista home basic, which is pre-installed so no disc. I need to wipe it and re-boot it, how can I do this?


One way to wipe out your computer is by Getting a Vista Disk or Operating system of your choice. It has to be a full installation disk. Try WIndows 7!!! I use it its great..When you install a new OS(operating System) it gives you the option to reformat your disk drive which in turn wipe out all your data and give your computer a fresh clean install..first things first..get a Valid Copy of Windows of your choice. I recommend WIndows 7 Professional.

Jun 17, 2010 | E-Machines eMachines Desktop PC

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Going to reset my computer. Where can I find the reset button?


If you're trying to restore the Computer to factory settings, then you can use the VAIO Recovery Center that is shipped with the Computer.

NOTES:
  1. Click the Start button, then click Help and Support . NOTE: If the Help and Support link is not available on the Start menu, re-enable the link in the Taskbar and Start Menu Properties window.
  2. In the Windows Help and Support window, click Backup & Recovery .
  3. Under Backup & Recovery , under VAIO Recovery Center , click Launch VAIO Recovery Center .
  4. In the VAIO Recovery Center window, under Choose a program , click to select the desired option: NOTES:
    • It is strongly recommended that recovery discs be created to help restore files if the operating system will not start. Recovery discs are bootable and can be used to perform a recovery on a properly functioning hard drive.
    • The Windows Backup and Restore option opens the Backup and Restore Center provided with the Windows Vista® operating system. This provides the ability to save information from the hard drive, such as personal data files, and restore previously backed up data.
    • Computer problems related to hardware can be diagnosed using the VAIO Hardware Diagnostics option.
    • One or more drivers or factory-installed applications may be reinstalled with the Reinstall Programs or Drivers option.
    • The entire (C:) drive can be restored to its original, factory-installed condition by selecting Restore C: Drive .
    • Choosing Restore Complete System will restore the entire (C:) drive, while removing or restoring the Recovery Drive partition. Modifying the size of the hard drive partitions is also an option with this type of recovery. This option requires you to insert Recovery DVDs created using the Create Recovery Discs option.
    • To remove all data from the hard drive, including the operating system, all programs and personal data, choose the Wipe and Erase Data option. This option is provided for the convenience of advanced users who want to install a different operating system, and who want to ensure all data has been removed from the hard drive first. All other users are strongly urged to avoid selecting this option.

May 17, 2010 | Sony VAIO® VGN-CR120E PC Notebook

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I bought a used computer and i want to wipe it clean and restart it thanks bill


Format the PC using a bootable disc & reinstall a fresh copy of the OS.

Jul 08, 2009 | Computers & Internet

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