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Hoggie



Joined: 01 Mar 2009
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 01, 2009 8:23 pm    Post subject: Factory Settings Reply with quote

Hi folks, I hope someone can help.

Here goes, I downloaded Windows 7 but I didnít like it so I opted to go back to my factory setting (XP home which has been factory installed). The problem is that when I put my recovery disk in my computer it just hung looking for to boot of a disk and didnít go back to my factory settings. I have ghost so I put that in(floppy and CD ) and it loaded up windows 98. I tried my recovery disk to see if I could get back to factory settings but had the same problems as above. A friend of a friend gave me a loan of a XP pro disk, so I loaded it up and everything was ok until I went to windows update. The XP Pro key is a counterfeit. Can someone tell me how I can find my original XP home so I can use it.

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SoftStag



Joined: 05 Feb 2006
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 02, 2009 4:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You don't say what computer you have, so I imagine the recovery disk you refer to accesses a partition on the hard drive the restore the original PC software. If your computer came preloaded with Windows XP you should have a sticker on it that has the product key for your licence of Windows XP.
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