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Old 04-19-2005, 09:37 PM   #1
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This idea popped into my head just now (i'm very bored) and i was wondering if i should get a copy of Windows XP...hear me out...I only have a boot disk of Windows XP which has been pre-loaded into my pc.

I want to reformat my harddrive before i instal my new 250GB one, and it will be my first time. Is the boot cd good to use? or should i get a hard copy of windows xp?
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Old 04-20-2005, 04:56 AM   #2
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Well i have a hard copy of Windows XP disk and find it does the job, when you say boot cd is that the thing you download from Microsofts website?
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Old 04-20-2005, 06:39 AM   #3
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no, its some cd that i got with my computer, it says to use it for recovery and stuff like that.
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thats when ya computer goes bust u can't reinstall with that i'm pretty sure it does diagnostics
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i see now sorry i have not brought a computer i build them my self i am with you now.

Ok, if you are going to buy a new hard drive you need to buy (or steal) a Windows XP disk because that recovery disk will not install ( me thinks ) i that what your asking? Are you sure you can replace the hard drive because if you brought your computer from a high street store they make it near impossible to upgrade!!
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Old 04-20-2005, 09:29 AM   #6
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yea, i'm planning on getin it from Bearshare PRO.
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Old 04-20-2005, 09:30 AM   #7
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high street store?? sorry..What you talking about? lol
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i really should start making my self more clear .. lol sorry in the UK we call shops on the main street high street stores for example The Computer Shop
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I would for a full copy.
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The only problem with getting a full copy of XP off of Bearshare is a lot of them are unusable. I would just play trial by error until you find a working one of Windows XP.
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