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#1 Adiron

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Posted 28 May 2010 - 04:32 PM

I tried to upgrade my computer to Windows 7 but later found out that my motherboard is incompatible (despite the upgrade advisor not telling me this). I would like to reinstall Windows XP 2005 Media Center Edition. Unfortunately, I was not smart enough to create a recovery disk. What is the easiest way to get my hands on one? I have the Product Key.

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Posted 28 May 2010 - 04:52 PM

Computer make and model needed, or is it a custom built? XP cds are different depending on computer you have.

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Posted 28 May 2010 - 05:06 PM

Any XP CD will be fine. look on pricewatch, tigerdirect, ebay or newegg. Sometimes on pricewatch you can get media with no keys for much less.
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Posted 28 May 2010 - 05:44 PM

Make sure the cd is Media Center Edition

You might also check the manufacturers website. Sometimes you can get restoration cd's for little or no cost
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Posted 29 May 2010 - 08:31 AM

Make sure the cd you get is the correct version of Media Center your key is for.

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Posted 30 May 2010 - 10:52 PM

Specs

http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/documen...product=1847035

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Posted 31 May 2010 - 05:52 AM

http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/documen...035&lang=en

If you don't have any disks and you deleted the recovery/restore partition...it seems to me that the smart thing would be to contact HP for recovery/restore disks.

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Posted 31 May 2010 - 07:40 AM

Just a little fyi...

If you want to keep Windows 7, you might try adding some ram. W7 needs a minimum of 2GB ram to operate.
Your HP computer seems new enough to handle it, but if you still have the factory memory installed, you only have 1GB in there.

Plus you can't "upgrade" from XP to 7 (only from Vista), you would have to do a custom install.

Edited by AustinTerry, 31 May 2010 - 12:25 PM.





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