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Im trying to clean up laptop and want to erase everything then istall the software so it is like an unused fresh computer

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  • mpg2971 Jul 05, 2008

    i bought it used and dont have the windows xp disc can i download it somewhere or can i buy it thanks for your help oh and i cant get it to play dvds but you can hear it reading the disc but havent got it to work either thanks,mike

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Have you got the windows xp disk or the windows vista disk . go int the bios and change the boot drive to the dvd drive . and boot from the dvd drive , but be carfull you might need to down load the sound card drivers first ont the modem drivers , just in case windows xp or vista cant find them.

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