cancel
Showing results for 
Search instead for 
Did you mean: 
Reply
scottdev
Blue Screen Again
Posts: 2
Registered: ‎11-21-2011
Location: Central Illinois
Views: 466
Message 1 of 4

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

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 

Retired Guru
Posts: 1,928
Registered: ‎05-16-2008
Location: USA
Views: 458
Message 2 of 4

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

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



_______________________________
Thinkpad R61 7733-1GU
Thinkpad X61T 7762-54U
Thinkpad X60T 6363-4GU
_______________________________

Did a member help you today? Thank them with a Kudo!

If a post answers your question, please mark it as an "Accepted Solution"!

Regards,
GMAC
scottdev
Blue Screen Again
Posts: 2
Registered: ‎11-21-2011
Location: Central Illinois
Views: 453
Message 3 of 4

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

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?

Guru
Posts: 372
Registered: ‎12-14-2007
Location: Palm Springs, CA
Views: 450
Message 4 of 4

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

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/

Check out current deals!


Shop current deals

Top Kudoed Authors