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Old 04-30-2006, 12:03 PM   #1 (permalink)
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My uncle has a HP pc with Windows XP Home Edition. The pc was unplugged while it was on and now he is trying to repair it with the instalation disc, which he does not have. I can get one for him, but i need to know which type will work (Retail, OEM, or VLM).
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on most HP PC's theres a System Recovery built-in or unless you buy some for £25 ( $45 USD ) over the phone. try pressing F12 key when it boots up, then do a full system recovery thats if it has the option for system recovery...i know myself because im on a HP Pavilion A608.uk Desktop
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any will do.....
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All will work as said above. BTW, HP sells the recovery discs for $16
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I gave my uncle a win xp pro cd at first and his 2 options in the "repair windows" feature and the choices were MiniNT and i864 (taht number that windoes uses), So i gave him home edition thinking taht with that he wiould get a "windows xp" choice. And the express recovery thing (F12) tries to do a windows xp system restore. What does this recovery CD do? Any suggestions on how he can get windows back up and running
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I gave my uncle a win xp pro cd at first and his 2 options in the "repair windows" feature and the choices were MiniNT and i864 (taht number that windoes uses), So i gave him home edition thinking taht with that he wiould get a "windows xp" choice. And the express recovery thing (F12) tries to do a windows xp system restore. What does this recovery CD do? Any suggestions on how he can get windows back up and running
do the restore
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then he will loose all his files, no?
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if you do a repair-install, no.

though I would first try doing a system restore
press F8 just before Windows loads
if you see a list, choose "last known good configuration"
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his 2 options in the "repair windows" feature and the choices were MiniNT and i864 (taht number that windoes uses), Is one of them windows?
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