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How do I reinstall windows xp without the cd? I have a PP21L laptop.

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You could go for a full recovery through the recovery console. Check the help for 'recovery' and it should have links to make the computer as if it were as new as the day you opened the box (as far as the operating system that is.)

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Sir, i have hp mini 210-1000 laptop without cd/dvd. while installing windows xp i have deleted the partitions & tried to install xp from usb but failed. please help me to install windows xp .


Check the BIOS to see if you can make the USB as the first boot device, if you can then you will be able to install XP from the USB flash memory stick.
The reason why your XP installation failed is because in most older laptops, the USB port does not work until Windows XP has been installed.
Your hard disk may have an Windows XP install partition that you can access to reinstall Windows, provided you have not deleted this partition.

Jul 10, 2011 | HP Mini 1000 XP Notebook

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How to download a free microsoft windows xp professional in the online? and i am having original cd of microsoft windows xp professional while installing operating system it showing their is an error in...


Hi there,
We wish you a Happy New Year.
If you have the original CD use it,it's genuine windows. But what you get online is pirated.
Reinstall Windows XPTo reinstall Windows XP, try either of the following methods. If the first method does not work, try the second.

Note You may want to disconnect from the Internet during the installation. This helps protect you from malicious users. Method 1: Start the reinstallation from Windows XPTo reinstall Windows XP by using Windows XP CD, follow these steps:
  1. Start your computer.
  2. Insert the Windows XP CD in your computer's CD drive or DVD drive.
  3. On the Welcome to Windows XP page, click Install Windows XP.
  4. On the Welcome to Windows Setup page, click Upgrade (Recommended) in theInstallation Type box (if it is not already selected), and then click Next.
  5. On the License Agreement page, click I accept this agreement, and then click Next.
  6. On the Your Product Key page, type the 25-character product key in the Product keyboxes, and then click Next.
  7. On the Get Updated Setup Files page, select the option that you want, and then click Next.
  8. Follow the instructions that appear on the screen to reinstall Windows XP.
If you successfully completed the reinstallation, congratulations. You are almost done. Please continue to the "After you reinstall Windows XP" section to finish.

If you received an error or if the reinstallation did not finish, try method 2. Method 2: Repair install of Windows XP by starting your computer from the Windows XP CDNote If Windows XP was preinstalled on your computer, you may need the installation CD to reinstall. Contact your computer manufacturer to make sure that you have the installation CD for a repair installation.

To reinstall Windows XP by starting your computer from the Windows XP CD, follow these steps:
  1. Insert the Windows XP CD into your computer's CD drive or DVD drive, and then restart your computer.
  2. When you receive the "Press any key to boot from CD" message on the screen, press a key to start your computer from the Windows XP CD.
  3. The following message on the Welcome to Setup screen will appear: This portion of the Setup program prepares Microsoft Windows XP to run on your computer: To setup Windows XP now, press ENTER. To repair a Windows XP installation by using Recovery Console, press R. To quit Setup without installing Windows XP, press F3.
  4. Press ENTER to set up Windows XP.
  5. On the Windows XP Licensing Agreement screen, press F8 to agree to the license agreement.
  6. Make sure that your current installation of Windows XP is selected in the box, and then press R to repair Windows XP.
  7. Follow the instructions that appear on the screen to reinstall Windows XP. After you repair Windows XP, you may have to reactivate your copy of Windows XP. For more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base: 310064 How to troubleshoot Windows XP Setup problems when you upgrade from Windows 98 or Windows Millennium Edition

Hope this helps. Post back if you are facing any other problems pertaining to this. Cheers!!

Jan 02, 2011 | Microsoft Windows XP Professional

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I needed to format my harddisk. How do I get my windows XP reinstalled. I have windows product key number. I also have Compaq (pressario) product and serial numbers. Any hints?


Hi there,
Reinstall Windows XP loadTOCNode(2, 'moreinformation'); To reinstall Windows XP, try either of the following methods. If the first method does not work, try the second.

Note You may want to disconnect from the Internet during the installation. This helps protect you from malicious users. Start the reinstallation from Windows XP loadTOCNode(3, 'moreinformation'); To reinstall Windows XP by using Windows XP CD, follow these steps:
  1. Start your computer.
  2. Insert the Windows XP CD in your computer's CD drive or DVD drive.
  3. On the Welcome to Windows XP page, click Install Windows XP.
  4. On the Welcome to Windows Setup page, click Upgrade (Recommended) in the Installation Type box (if it is not already selected), and then click Next.
  5. On the License Agreement page, click I accept this agreement, and then click Next.
  6. On the Your Product Key page, type the 25-character product key in the Product key boxes, and then click Next.
  7. On the Get Updated Setup Files page, select the option that you want, and then click Next.
  8. Follow the instructions that appear on the screen to reinstall Windows XP.
If you successfully completed the reinstallation, congratulations. You are almost done. Please continue to the "After you reinstall Windows XP" section to finish.
Method 2: Repair install of Windows XP by starting your computer from the Windows XP CD loadTOCNode(3, 'moreinformation'); Note If Windows XP was preinstalled on your computer, you may need the installation CD to reinstall. Contact your computer manufacturer to make sure that you have the installation CD for a repair installation.

To reinstall Windows XP by starting your computer from the Windows XP CD, follow these steps:
  1. Insert the Windows XP CD into your computer's CD drive or DVD drive, and then restart your computer.
  2. When you receive the "Press any key to boot from CD" message on the screen, press a key to start your computer from the Windows XP CD.
  3. The following message on the Welcome to Setup screen will appear: This portion of the Setup program prepares Microsoft Windows XP to run on your computer: To setup Windows XP now, press ENTER. To repair a Windows XP installation by using Recovery Console, press R. To quit Setup without installing Windows XP, press F3.
  4. Press ENTER to set up Windows XP.
  5. On the Windows XP Licensing Agreement screen, press F8 to agree to the license agreement.
  6. Make sure that your current installation of Windows XP is selected in the box, and then press R to repair Windows XP.
  7. Follow the instructions that appear on the screen to reinstall Windows XP. After you repair Windows XP, you may have to reactivate your copy of Windows XP. For more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base: 310064 (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/310064/ ) How to troubleshoot Windows XP Setup problems when you upgrade from Windows 98 or Windows Millennium Edition.
Hope this helps.

Dec 28, 2010 | HP Computers & Internet

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Laptop hp 550 giving blue screen restart, this blue screen indicates that there is system error and if it is a first time i have to restart my system but it was repeated more and more. given that i was...


Were you installing Windows when this first occurred? If so, are you reloading via pressing a key on the keyboard (recovery partition) or with an actual XP disc that matches your version?

I think that I would load via a CD, delete any or all existing partitions including the recovery partition, and do a clean install if that's what you want to do.

If you'd like to recover your system without reinstalling Windows, boot with CD in(borrowed if you don't have one and probably don't have), choose to install (don't go to Recovery Console) accept the license agreement, Windows will search for existing installations, choose to repair Windows.

If it will not boot from CD, you'll have to change setting in BIOS (boot order) so that it will. Instructions should be easy to find to do that. You'll have to hit a key at sometime to boot from CD.

Feb 27, 2010 | HP Compaq 6720s Laptop

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How do you reinstall Windows XP on an Toshiba Satellite A60 PC Notebook?


1. boot your PC or laptop from the Windows XP CD (To do this, insert the Windows XP CD into your CD drive or DVD drive, and then restart your computer).
2. You will see "Press any key to boot from CD" displayed on the screen, at this point press any key to start the computer from the Windows XP CD.
3. You will see the Welcome to Setup screen, press ENTER to start Windows XP Setup.
4. Read and agree to the Microsoft Software License Terms, and then press F8.
5. Follow the instructions to select and format the c: partition where you want to reinstall Windows XP.
6. Follow the remander of the instructions on the screen to complete Windows XP Setup
7. Reinstall any drivers which are required.
8. Reinstall any software programs which you need.
9. copy your data back to the drive.

Jan 07, 2010 | Toshiba Satellite A60 Notebook

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My windows Xp just lost because of power failure.. how i reinstall the windows xp for my laptop of NEC Versa pro NX


have you tried this ......

restart the laptop press F8 it will open to boot the laptop through various process like safe mode , last good known ..... select the last good known option and press enter .... it will boot the laptop with last setting



if this one not working then go for reinstall of xp ...for reinstall xp

  1. Start your computer from the Windows XP CD. To do this, insert the Windows XP CD into your CD drive or DVD drive, and then restart your computer.

    Note To boot from your Windows XP CD, the BIOS settings on your computer must be configured to do this.
  2. When you see the "Press any key to boot from CD" message, press any key to start the computer from the Windows XP CD.
  3. At the Welcome to Setup screen, press ENTER to start Windows XP Setup.
  4. Read the Microsoft Software License Terms, and then press F8.
  5. Follow the instructions on the screen to select and format a partition where you want to install Windows XP.
  6. Follow the instructions on the screen to complete the Windows XP Setup.

Nov 25, 2009 | Office Equipment & Supplies

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When i turn on my laptop it says invalid system disk.replace the disk and then press any key


You probably are using Windows XP. With this error, you must re install your Windows XP operating system with your XP CD.

Oct 21, 2009 | Computers & Internet

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Our Compaq Presario V6000 with XP Windows Medical Edition 2005 Serial # CNF6423GR6 has crashed due to a trojan virus that won't allow my computer to boot up anymore - just keeps kicking us out. We moved to...


Reinstall windows system is very easy to to operate but without having a Bootable Disk or that Windows XP Media Center Edition Disc, i think you have to buy a new one or Genuine Windows XP Media Center Edition. It's in the market.
And also if you friends that are using any Compaq Presario which they have the WINDOWS CD. Borrow it to install in your LAPTOP.
At least XP Media Center Edition they use.
There is another options on how to put operating system on your laptop. To gather any information or to do at least we have any ideas how to get it.
No need for any Serial #. Genuine Windows Media Center Edition have it's own LICENSE or CD KEY.
Hope this might help you my idea. Good luck!

Aug 10, 2009 | Computers & Internet

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Reinstalled windows xp


try this:V2C47-MK7JD-3R89F-D2KXW-VPK3J 

Nov 07, 2008 | Acer TravelMate 3260-4874 Notebook

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