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Old 05-23-2011, 01:52 AM
 
Location: Pomona
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thank you for the replies. I just think it wasn't a good idea for dell to install the recovery disks on the hard drive. I like the disc method better. Didn't they ever think that some people may want an hard drive upgrade and would of needed the OS disks handy. Doesn't make sense
It makes sense in that they're not pressing CD that may not be relevant in a month's time because of a driver update, hardware change, etc. By including it on the drive itself, any updates can be immediately incorporated.

IIRC, they include a program for you to burn a DVD copy yourself too, so if that wasn't done before deleting the partition ... well, that's not all their fault now, is it?

You still haven't answered what COA it came with ...
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Old 05-23-2011, 02:11 PM
 
Location: Sarasota-Manatee, Florida
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The COA I guess would be Windows XP Media Center 2003 Edition. That is what had came with it
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Old 05-23-2011, 03:51 PM
 
Location: Pomona
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Then don't count on Vista DVD automatically working for it; SLP 2.0 in the BIOS would NOT have been issued yet, so.

Your choices are to clone the drive, torrent a copy, or buy a replacement CD, either direct from Dell or through eBay.

dell xp home reinstall ,recovery | eBay

Your easiest method will be to clone the drive ...
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Old 05-24-2011, 07:30 AM
 
Location: WV and Eastport, ME
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Unless you have the Product Key for the Media Center Edition of Windows XP that came with your computer and just WANT to start over from scratch, you will be MUCH better off to clone your hard drive.
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Old 05-24-2011, 11:48 PM
 
Location: Sarasota-Manatee, Florida
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I guess I'll have to clone my drive. oh fun
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Old 05-25-2011, 11:59 AM
 
Location: WV and Eastport, ME
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I guess I'll have to clone my drive. oh fun
If you buy an Apricorn external hard drive enclosure, it come with a fairly good and very easy to use hard drive cloning program called EZ Gig.
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