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Recovery and Reinstall Windows XP - A52-8168 - Need Recovery Disks.

2011-11-21, 22:08 PM

I put in a new harddrive but I do not have the original recovery cd's. I want to reinstall Windows XP and enter my original Windows Key - will the Rescue and Recovery® 4.21 download give me everything I need - or is there something else that goes with it? I didn't see any mention of reinstallation of Windows XP - only other suppoprt and diagnostic software.

Thanks for your help - the amount of information on these computers is overwelming!

 

Scott 

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Re: Recovery and Reinstall Windows XP - A52-8168 - Need Recovery Disks.

2011-11-22, 6:53 AM
do you have the original HDD you have to burn the recovery cds from a service partition that comes on the HDD you can also use microsoft win. xp disc but I don't think your OEM key will work with that http://support.lenovo.com/en_US/detail.page?LegacyDocID=MIGR-70804 you can also search online....ebay



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Re: Recovery and Reinstall Windows XP - A52-8168 - Need Recovery Disks.

2011-11-22, 13:33 PM

No - I do not have the original HDD. I need a solution to start from scratch. Wonder if I will need to create that service partition as well?

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Re: Recovery and Reinstall Windows XP - A52-8168 - Need Recovery Disks.

2011-11-22, 15:36 PM

This company sells recovery media for your machine. This will allow you to recreate the recovery partition on your new HDD.

 

 

http://www.thinkpadrecoverycds.com/

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