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Help Removing Puppy Linux


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#1 Chala

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Posted 01 November 2010 - 11:36 PM

I inherited a Dell Latitude laptop that is a mess the owner installed Puppy Linux over I don't know what operating
system. I want to reinstall windows but the machine does not seem to boot from CD. It may have a damaged hard
disk as well can somebody please help me get Windows XP the only version of windows I have on this machine
please?

Specs
OS Puppy Linux 0.43
Processor Mobile Intel Pentium 4 - CPU 2.00GHz
BIOS Version A10
RAM 512 MB
Hard Disk 50GB

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#2 cryptodan

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Posted 02 November 2010 - 12:21 PM

You may have to call Dell to get the recovery CD's.

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Posted 02 November 2010 - 06:15 PM

You may have to call Dell to get the recovery CD's.

If thats not an option?

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Posted 04 November 2010 - 06:40 AM

Try using DBAN (Darik's Boot and Nuke CD). Its free and very potent.

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Posted 07 November 2010 - 03:53 AM

Unless Dell will give you a recovery disc, which I highly doubt due to the warranty running out, you'll have to buy Windows, which is a waste.

Are you sure it's Puppy Linux "0.43"? Because that would be ancient. Puppy is up to 6. something last time I checked.

Try ubuntu or linux mint. You can even configure linux to look exactly like windows. Just give it a chance and you'll forget that you ever switched.




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