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Getting a Recovery Disc

by faithfrank / February 10, 2007 10:29 AM PST

About a year ago, I purchased a Dell Inspiron 6000 from an online vendor. No recovery disc or any other kind of disc came with it. What is the best way to contact Dell about getting a recovery disc? I assume I should have a recover disc. Is there a way to make my own recovery disc? This laptop has XP Home with SP2.

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Same here for my Dell E510
by tcardone05 / February 11, 2007 10:40 AM PST
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Update -Most amazing
by faithfrank / February 22, 2007 10:12 AM PST

Sent an email to Dell support stating that a recovery Disc did not come with my laptop and that I needed one in case I had to reformat my hard drive. They emailed me back right away asking for both my old and curent address and phone number. I replied to the email with the info and just a couple of days later I received via USPS Special Delivery a Reinstallation CD. NOW THAT IS SERVICE. Didn't even have to speak to someone whose English I could not understand. This might even cause me to reconsider my rather negative views concerning Dell.

Faith

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Keep in mind...
by Willy / February 23, 2007 12:21 AM PST
In reply to: Update -Most amazing

Remember, to keep in mind the restore/recovery disk(s) only put you back as the laptop was sold originally. So any data you really want to keep or save, be sure to back-up or store elsewhere for safe-keeping. If the day comes you really need to restore, at least those favorites of yours whatever they are safe, off the system until you return after a complete system restore.

Glad you were able to get your restore/recovery disk(s).

adios -----Willy Happy

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