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What you have hector is an OEM version of XP, that means it's onlt suitable for Fujitsu machines. Note that Microsoft has also stopped supporting Office 2003, and this is now vulnerable software. I just would like to add that it may work. Is there a way I can just boot into the D: Recovery Partition and format the (C:) and then run a PCRestore to reset the system?

Sometimes old software will not be removed from your machine. Nobody knows what will happen next, but malware writers are expected to target the remaining machines. There are ways to gain administrator access to a used machine, but fully cleaning that computer is still your best bet. While this doesn't help you if the hard disk fails, it's a valuable approach to restoring your system after software-related issues, such as software rot or a bad malware infection. https://forums.techguy.org/threads/pre-installed-xp-what-does-this-mean-in-practice.391949/

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Retrieved 2010-11-12. ^ Kosmin, Adam (2003-06-27). "Windows Refund Day II: Next Steps". Retrieved 5 April 2015. ^ Ward, Mark (2006-11-14). "User refund for no Windows option". What could be the problem, dear Leo?. Will my backup work if I replace my motherboard?

  1. I got a new laptop recently types Dell Inspiron what happened was i randomly got an error while searching on internet and it kept on giving warning i had to restart
  2. I'm also not sure how long this process takes someone told me it took them 10 hours for theirs Ti complete.
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The manual will walk you through the process. April 7, 2010 Dave It will remove Office. Recovery partitions are created not by Windows or Microsoft, but by computer manufacturers. Microsoft It remains to be seen whether all of this will be enough to protect Windows XP in the long term.

Thanks hectorbun, Aug 20, 2005 #1 Sponsor Wolfeymole Joined: Jun 18, 2005 Messages: 2,740 hectorbun said: Hello I have a Fujitsu pc running pre-installed xp supplied with a recovery I bought the floor computer. Microsoft encourages original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) of personal computers to include Windows licenses with their products, and agreements between Microsoft and OEMs have undergone antitrust scrutiny. Get More Information You can often find product keys used on your machine with a special application.

Reply Connie (Team Leo) June 20, 2016 at 8:13 am This article will give you some options for that: https://askleo.com/i_dont_have_installation_media_for_windows_what_if_i_need_it/ Reply Leo June 20, 2016 at 4:40 pm You'd probably need Dell it still keeps popping up other user. This can cause some panic when you're later instructed to make sure that you have media ready before installing some other software or hardware or if you ever find yourself needing to reinstall I'll review some of the options.

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So the hard drive is fully dead but luckily everything that was on that hard drive is on my external hard drive so everything is safe. What's the best way to revert from Windows Vista to run applications that don't work? Buy Windows 10 Store My Library Free Newsletter Making Technology Work For Everyone Loading I don't have installation media for Windows. Windows 10 Download I want to donate my Dell computer and I want to get rid of everything.

Most will have a recovery partition. If not the monitor might be shot-test it on another computer. December 27, 2009 Johnny I have followed all the steps but when I click on the repair my computer it goes to an screen that asks for an password that I Microsoft once assessed license fees based on the number of computers an OEM sold, regardless of whether a Windows license was included. Oem

Any thoughts? In practice? for "burn ISO", as I have an article, but I believe if you right click on it there's a burn option as well. If I replace my hard drive will I lose my ability to restore to original settings?

You should therefore visit Mozilla's Check Your Plugins page. Microsoft Account Those can't be used to install Windows on another machine, because they generally have only the drivers for that specific machine or a certain series of machines. I know of no legal download for other Windows versions.

If you can't, or it's too late, we'll look at one partial alternative.

The things you can do to protect XP apply to all versions of Windows. May 1, 2012 Dave Did you ever make recovery disks? One of those options should be a recovery option. Ubuntu Where can I find a missing Windows file?

Why isn't my product key from one machine recognized using the installation CD from another? I purchased a Dell laptop at OD, opened the content, no OS disc; tried to chat with Dell, some retarded agent in India, telling me this is the new policy and I'll review my fairly short list. Best of all, restoring a backup image can be performed onto an empty replacement hard disk.

August 14, 2009 James McIntosh I have a Dell Inspiron 530. I tried this and when I copied the ISO to the DVD, what I got was a file, a copy of the original ISO file. To 'legalize' your Windows XP Installation, simply install a legal copy over your old copy. Staff Online Now etaf Moderator Macboatmaster Trusted Advisor Advertisement Tech Support Guy Home Forums > Operating Systems > Windows XP > Home Forums Forums Quick Links Search Forums Recent Posts Members

I also read on one of the dell sites (customer to customer chat thing) how to reinstall but it doesn't tell you if everything you ordered on the computer would still How do I avoid re-installing all the Windows updates each time I reinstall Windows? Does it take a while for windows to load the files? What actions should they take to minimise their exposure to attack, while they consider their options/save up?

If you're not, you have few options. Will SP2 Crash my machine? I'm having an issue with "missing operating system." Been reading alot of forums and try hitting F8 and such but nothing works. Microsoft Eases 'Downgrade' Rules for PC Makers Microsoft Grants Windows XP Yet Another Reprieve Video Hands on with Launchboom's do-everything wearable, Pinn