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Re-install WIN 2000 Pro on Dell PC


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#1 Duly

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Posted 13 April 2009 - 12:24 PM

I just recently bought from a private owner a Dell Optiplex GX-60 low profile pc that came with WIN 2000 Pro as the original OS system. I want to re-install the OS but, he didn't have the disks that came with it. What OS do I have to purchase (by legal means - OEM or new purchase) to do the re-install? Since Dell desktops are proprietary. Are there any other steps I have to do such as do a flash update to the bios?

Update: I changed my mind about re-installing 2000 Pro. I am installing a different OS.

Update2: Thanks "garmanma" for the dell info. I will use it when I do a fresh install of XP Pro.

Edited by Duly, 13 April 2009 - 05:12 PM.


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#2 garmanma

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Posted 13 April 2009 - 04:56 PM

First I would see if it has a recovery partition:
http://support.dell.com/support/topics/glo...lang=en&cs=

If you have no luck, just buy a 2K CD. You can get the drivers here:
http://support.dell.com/support/downloads/...n&TabIndex=
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