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Help With Old Pc

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#1 deanpcmad


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Posted 10 September 2007 - 08:41 AM

We have an old HP PC in our loft. It was Windows 98 but a friend installed Windows XP on it. It worked for a while but now it doesn't!

Can I put a Windows XP Recovery Disc from another PC into the CD Drive and install Windows XP that way as what the recovery software does is format the HDD and then install the windows XP files. Or can I just install a Linux distro on it and use the PC as if it was new?

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#2 garmanma


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Posted 10 September 2007 - 10:49 AM

Honestly, a Linux distro such as Ubuntu would run nice and wouldn't give you any problems
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#3 WinCrazy


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Posted 10 September 2007 - 11:38 AM

Hi deanpcmad. You can try using that other PC's Recovery disc but it most likely won't work. It was designed specifically for that other system.

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