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Some manufacturers have an "Image" of the Default install on a secret partition on the hard drive, usually there will be a prompt during bootup to press a key to use system recovery.
usually it is F11 or F10
Other manufacturers provide a Recovery Set rather than a Windows CD, The CD set is specific to the machine and often will not work on a different PC, so look for Recovery Disks
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Okay, first save all documents you need etc. Then set the bootsequence in your bios as cd/dvd first and hd second.
Place dvd and startup; touch key when asked to startup from dvd.
When asked where to place windows first format c: drive. Then you start all anew.
The rest should be a snap.
No sir you can just convert your windows into xp home original.you will have to format the pirated windows which you have then re-install your new xp home into it use your xp home cd to format your hard disk by booting your system with the xp cd and then install your windows Feel free to ask anything Thanks
dell machines store information about the recovery partition in the boot record of the computer. If your computer was reformatted earlier or the original boot record was replaced this would happen.
What you can do right now is insert the dell recovery cd in the drive and restart the computer. it will ask you on the screen to press any key to boot from cd press any key and the reinstallation formatting options would appear on the screen.
The copy of Windows XP software is not licensed to your computer. Thus the product key you are using is invalid. The only way is to buy a copy of Windows XP and use that product key license. I have heard of software that will find the product key of software programs. You could try to Google “software key finder” or something like that and see which is cheaper. Your responses are intended to improve the level of service provided. Please show your appreciation by rating your experience. Thank You.