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recovery disc

by jean_macpherson / November 15, 2005 10:10 PM PST

My recovery disc got damaged in the move from Scotland to France. I now need to go back to scratch with the pc. Is it possible to use a friend's recovery disc, also for Packard Bell and around the same era?

Help needed urgently as lots of glitches keep appearing.


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by jackintucson / November 16, 2005 6:08 AM PST
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I don't see a problem as long as:

You use your own key code. To use his is a violation of copyright laws.

You have proof of purchase and Certificate of Authenticity (COA).

The recovery disk has all the software that came with your original disk. The disk might also be machine specific so be prepared for that. Good Luck and let us know.

and life goes on...


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May not work if cd is keyed to bios.
by gargoyle_xlvii / November 16, 2005 11:32 AM PST
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Some recovery cd's look at the bios and check if they bios match the number on the cd.

If this happen you still might be able to get around this problem. However see what you can do first with the cd and if does not work post back here with an accurate description of what happen.

Actually write down any errors as they might occur.

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If another similar CD does not work..
by Papa Echo / November 16, 2005 3:33 PM PST
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....try going to the agent/representative/branch of Packard Bell in France and see whether you can get a replacement. Be prepared to part with some Francs...

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