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Windows XP Home Edition Problems

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#1 amanda8308


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Posted 16 November 2008 - 05:29 PM

When I log into my laptop, I have no taskbar, no start menu, etc. I even try to run explorer.exe and that just flashes once and disappears. I have been told that I have to make a clean start and reformat my laptop. The one thing that I am having a few problems with is that a friend of mine lent me her windows disks to use. We both have an acer laptop but mine is Travelmate 290E and hers is an Aspire 5630.

The part that I am stuck on is can I use her disks to reformat mine with or do I need to get another windows disk. She also gave me Vista Upgrade. Does that mean that I can install Vista on mine if I choose or do I have to have Vista to begin with to use that disk.

Thank you for any help! :thumbsup:

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#2 Monty007


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Posted 16 November 2008 - 05:36 PM

Hi, borrowing software from others is not recommended for many reasons. You will need your own XP disk. But have a look at the link for a work around.

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