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General O.S. installation/recovery question


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#1 Old_Feller

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Posted 28 February 2017 - 09:51 PM

There are, for sale, disks that are called "repair", or "recovery" "install", "reinstall", "boot" or any combination of those. These are cheap and do not include any Licensing

 

My question:

 

Is there such a thing as a disk that is just made to fix the currently installed windows OS, without deleting anything data that doesn't have to be deleted? 

 

It's confusing to me. As I was shopping, thinking about my options, I noticed a disk for Windows XP Pro, billed as a "recovery, reinstall" disk for DELL. It says it will "reinstall to a blank hard drive".

 

Why would it be specific to a make (Dell)? If the disk is an installation disk, couldn't any iso do the job? 



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Posted 01 March 2017 - 07:09 PM

Why would it be specific to a make (Dell)?

 

Because it includes specific drivers etc. for the Dell computer.






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