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by webster7014 / January 1, 2007 12:50 AM PST

I have a desktop that was running really slow and just needed to be wiped out. But I didn't have all of the disc's for it, so I used the disc from my lap-top. This disc is the one you boot with, delete everything from computer, and then creates a new Windows XP. (Driver recovery and Operating disc is the name I believe).

Everything is now working smooth on the desktop. However, I can't connect to the internet. We use a modem, but the broadband one that's not the phone line type. It's like I can't create the connection with network creation wizard or anything. The desktop doesn't even tell me that it's trying to connect.

Maybe since the disc was for my lap-top, that it forgot some info needed to work a desktop. Do any of you know what I can do, to get the internet working? Thanx

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by webster7014 / January 2, 2007 6:32 AM PST

Bump...someone help. Need more info then please ask

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Simply Stated...That Won't Work...
by Grif Thomas Forum moderator / January 2, 2007 8:32 AM PST

Not only is it illegal to use the laptop's XP disk to install on a second computer, if the disk is a true "recovery" disk for the laptop, it was designed to recover the laptop only. It won't have the correct drivers for the desktop system.. It needs the correct modem drivers, ethernet drivers, motherboard, graphics, sounds, etc. and you'll need to find those separately or by contacting the desktop manufacturer.

Forum policies prevent us from helping in this type of situation..

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