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#1 SubDiver


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Posted 26 July 2011 - 11:35 AM

I have two computers that I am having trouble with and rather than patch fix them, I believe the solution is to wipe the hard drives and reinstall. However, I do not have install discs but I do have the valid tags for both computers. No bootlegged anything. One is an older Dell running XP home abd the other is a HP running Seven. I once took the Dell to a computer shop, spent $120 and they did what I am attempting to do. I know I need to contact Dell, Windows and HP but don't know the details on how to do that. Perhaps I'm jumping the gun, but if I wipe clean I need to have a boot disc and get back on the Internet. Looking for help and suggestions short of just kicking them out the window. Larry

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#2 computerxpds


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Posted 26 July 2011 - 03:23 PM

You would need to get a XP or seven reinstall disc from dell or a retail one from a store to be able to do what you want to do. At least that is how I am interpreting it.

Edited by computerxpds, 26 July 2011 - 03:23 PM.

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