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Copy of XP on Harddrive?


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#1 8100 Power

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Posted 25 November 2009 - 02:58 PM

Hi, I remember reading a long time ago about some companys putting a copy of the operating system cd on the hardrive. I'm looking for reformat my computer and I don't have my orginal cds it came with. Could someone point me where at this is located? I think I remember it being named msc.exe? or something of that nature. Thanks.

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Posted 25 November 2009 - 03:03 PM

System manufacturer and model?

Your owner's manual or the respective website of your system manufacturer...should contain the details for recovery/reinstallation of the system.

If such is on the hard drive, its intent is to return the system to the way it was when first purchased...installing all programs, O/S, etc.

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Posted 25 November 2009 - 04:17 PM

System manufacturer and model?

Your owner's manual or the respective website of your system manufacturer...should contain the details for recovery/reinstallation of the system.

If such is on the hard drive, its intent is to return the system to the way it was when first purchased...installing all programs, O/S, etc.

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Right, that's what I want to do.

I'll have to get the Model #.

Anyone else know where it might be? I once thought it was in the system32 folder.

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Posted 25 November 2009 - 05:29 PM

Often it is on a second partition of the hard drive i.e. "D" if you look under My Computer.

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