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fresh install win xp on my desktop without disk..

by Darion_ / January 24, 2009 8:00 AM PST

I dont have my win xp disk, but I want to reformat my HD.. is there a way to possibly use my external HD to install windows on my desktop? or any way to do it without a disk?

And no I dont have any blank dvd's to burn my own disk..

If theres nothing I can do i'll have to wait but I figured I'd ask.

Thanks in advance!

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(NT) Nope..Not From An External Drive.. You'll Want The XP Disc
by Grif Thomas Forum moderator / January 24, 2009 11:50 AM PST
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Depending on the manufacturer
by lacsr / January 24, 2009 8:38 PM PST

Most of the manufacturers will send you a replacement CD to reinstall the OS. It may cost you something but not as much as going out and buying a new Windows XP. If you want to do some investigation, it may be possible to make your reinstall disk, depending on the age of the system. Some manufacturers supply a reinstall partition, open "My Computer" it see if there is a D: drive and when you click it, it tells you not to open or it will not open it because it has system files, etc.
Some info on your system could help us help you.

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