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What version of XP do I need to repair this machine?

by Kragen2179 / November 14, 2011 9:44 AM PST

Hi, I apologize in advance if this is a repeat topic, but I cannot find the answer I am looking for. Sad

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Clarification Request
Is this an IBM NETVISTA?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 14, 2011 1:06 PM PST

If so, you'll want an IBM NETVISTA issued CD. Rare. So rare you may as well buy another OS?

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Just this ....
by ramusson / November 20, 2011 3:28 PM PST

Try your luck with "DRPSu11.8" and /or "DriversXP".

Won't say anything more except Google for these.


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Oops ...
by ramusson / November 20, 2011 3:42 PM PST
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The previous post is for the drivers. First, lets make the machine operational.

Install XP 32 bit using any key.


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Seems to be
by MarkFlax Forum moderator / November 20, 2011 8:22 PM PST
In reply to: Just this ....

only available from torrents.

So, tell us what this DRPSu11.8 is and why the OP should risk downloading it from torrents rather than getting the proper drivers from this machine from the maker?

I would never trust torrents. You can just never tell what mess you are going to get.


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by Kragen2179 / November 21, 2011 4:25 AM PST
In reply to: Seems to be

This problem has now been solved...
Thank you Mark,
Ramesh you missed the point entirely I wanted to install Windows legitemately using the CoA already on the laptop
That meant finding the correct OEM version of XP Pro, which I finally managed to borrow an original copy from a friend at work.
As for drivers, with Windows re-installed, Activated, and WGA passed, I then called the manufacturer again and they were slightly more helpful and pointed me to the drivers I needed.
To answer my original question for anybody else, UNLESS your computer is IBM, HP, Dell then a generic systembuilder OEM disc should work with any OEM product key. If it is any of the above mentioned brands, then you will require the appropriate branded OEM installation disc.

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Not Really ...
by ramusson / November 22, 2011 3:46 PM PST
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Not so, Kragen2179.

If I understood the problem correctly, the issue was more of correct drivers than the legal OS, since a CoA was available.

One can always install an OS (you did from a borrowed disk) and confirm availability of correct drivers.

Mark, you are right, it is from a torrent feed, a collection of driver packs.

Anyway, good it's been solved.


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Ahh torrents!
by MarkFlax Forum moderator / November 23, 2011 3:39 AM PST
In reply to: Not Really ...

So many reasons we don't trust torrent files.


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