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I have an acer laptop that didnt come with an XP reinstallation disk, BUT I have a dell desktop that did come with an XP reinstallation disk. Can I use the Dell's reinstall disk to reinstall XP on my Acer laptop??

The Dell XP reinstall disk says on it "Only use this CD to reinstall the operating system on a Dell Computer" but is it just saying this because they want you to by dell products or will it really mess things up??? Thanks!
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No, it will not work.

What is the make and model of your Acer laptop? Did it perhaps come with a hidden recovery partition instesad of recovery CD?

Your owners manual should tell you haw to restore the system to factory state. Often you press F11 or F12 at boot to start the process.
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