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 Post subject: how reinstall win xp home edition from my compaq laptop
 Post Posted: Wed Sep 01, 2010 3:50 am 
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hey scottie how do i make a copy of my Compaq Presario laptop 700 Series drivers and my compaq Presario laptop 700 Series didn't come with a copy of windows xp home edition installation disc how can reinstall windows xp home edition from my laptop


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 Post Posted: Wed Sep 01, 2010 8:03 am 
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...my compaq Presario laptop 700 Series didn't come with a copy of windows xp home edition installation disc how can reinstall windows xp home edition from my laptop

You can reinstall Windows using the product recovery software included with the system (in a partition on the HDD), which will reload the system back to the state it was when new. Another option is to use recovery discs provided by the mfr. Some mfrs. will provide these for free, others may charge a fee. Most systems that don't include recovery discs have a one-time procedure by which you can make them yourself. Finally, you can obtain an OEM copy of Windows XP Home independently from the mfr.

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...how do i make a copy of my Compaq Presario laptop 700 Series drivers

There are driver backup programs, however they don't work for all drivers or all systems, so I don't normally use or recommend them. Instead you are best off simply downloading the latest drivers for a given system, saving them in a folder, and then you can backup that folder as necessary.

Another option is to create a DriverPacks.net SAD (Stand Alone Drivers) disc, which can be used to install the latest drivers for most hardware on any system.

Scott.


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 Post Posted: Wed Sep 01, 2010 9:27 am 
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Once I prepared a system for someone.

I made the recovery discs myself and Sellotaped the discs to the inside of the bottom of the machine! That way I ensured they would not get lost!

Also when visiting a customer I make a note of their ADSL and E-Mail settings, in case a reinstall is needed.

Today's tip! Check the shared folders for user-created not just their D+S!


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 Post Posted: Wed Sep 01, 2010 2:17 pm 
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Andrew-B wrote:
hey scottie...

Hey Raggedy Andie,

The guy's name is Scott (or sometimes Steve). <g>

Thanks,
Mike


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