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Old 08-29-2008, 10:24 PM   #1
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need a reformat
its my boss's
can i use my xp disk? she lost the recovery's
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Old 08-29-2008, 10:45 PM   #2
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need a reformat
its my boss's
can i use my xp disk? she lost the recovery's
just do a reinstall and don't format, choose "keep current file structure intact" or something like that, it'll keep all her files and just move the previous install to a windows.old folder, that way she can get all her old files...
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Old 08-29-2008, 10:48 PM   #3
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it move the entire install to a fold? but it uninstalls it right
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Old 08-29-2008, 11:22 PM   #4
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If she has the Product key, you can use your install disks. I think the key should be on the bottom of the laptop. Thats how mine is anyway.
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Old 08-29-2008, 11:28 PM   #5
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windows 32 is corrupt how could restore it?
i forgot
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Old 08-29-2008, 11:33 PM   #6
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Put the XP Cd in, and when the first screen loads, it'll say something about recovery console, try that?
I think a reformat would be easier
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if i can tho i have to save her photos and music
so bascily windows is currupt how can i restore it for is there a way to reformat but save all non installed files
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if the os that was on it before was xp then pop in the xp disc and do a repair installation. everything will be reinstalled apart from the documents and programs.
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Yeah,Do A Repair install OR Use a live linux CD and backup everything onto a flash drive or something,and then format and then reinstall.
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