[HLUG] Recovery Discs.....
meijin.linux at googlemail.com
Thu Oct 22 16:41:22 UTC 2009
Thanks for the reply.
I have the product code and Windows XP Home (which is what was on there
originally), but with the HP Pavilion a fresh install of windows won't
work - the pc shuts down. The recovery discs are required - and they
cost about £35 !
As I'm unable to get some, I will have to try my best and get them a
Unless anyone else out there may have some ??
Paul Stenning wrote:
> If the PC has the Windows XP licence sticker on the case you could
> reinstall Windows from a standard OEM Windows CD (as long as it's the
> right version, Home or Pro) and use the CD Key on the PC. That is still
> legal as you are using the OEM licence from the PC. You would then just
> need to get any relevant drivers from the HP website.
> I have Windows XP OEM Home and Pro CDs here. Email me off-list if you
> want to borrow one.
> Of course if you can talk them into Ubuntu (or Mint may be a good choice
> for someone coming from Windows) that's all the better. If they are
> only using it for internet and basic office stuff etc it will do all
> they need. :)
> Meijin wrote:
>> Just wondered, I'm trying to fix somebody's laptop that currently has
>> Windows XP on it, only they don't have recover discs or a recover partition
>> Does anyone on this list have Win XP recovery discs suitable for a HP
>> Pavilion Notebook (DV1000) that I may borrow, please ?
>> If not, I'll have to try and talk them into Ubuntu !!
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