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Old 04-29-2007, 02:49 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hay, I have a problem. I bought a used notebook and did not receve the windows disk. Now I need to reformat but can't without the disk. I have all the windows info such as the product code. Is there any way around this problem?
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Old 04-29-2007, 03:09 AM   #2 (permalink)
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download the disk off the internet, but since you have a legit key it will be fine. i don't think i can tell you where to get it though, also see if someone can let you borrow a disc tell them you don't need their key just the disc
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Old 04-29-2007, 03:22 AM   #3 (permalink)
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do you have a C:/I386 folder?
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Old 04-29-2007, 09:01 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Yes I do. Why do you ask?
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Should I download a torrent? What is the best way to find the disk I need?
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copy the content of that to a usb or external hdd. then get a bartpe disc. then post back
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Not sure what a bartpe disk is. I also dont have access to a external hdd or usb. Would another networked computer's hdd work? Can I just burn the tourrent to a DVD?
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I'm not talking about torrents. you have a windows install directory on your drive. use google for bartpe. then borrow another hdd
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Dude, your going to have to put that in English for me. I'm very new to all this. My hard drive has two partishions, C:/ for general and D:/ for recovery. What is bartpe? Is it a file type? And what is hdd? Sorry this is such a pain for you, every one has to start somewhere though.
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use google for bartpe.

you will have to help yourself a little bit too. I"m not a great typer. google will explain the bartpe boot cd better than I can
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