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System Restore Possible ?

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Hi, Can someone help me please.

1st Qn:
I have a Dell Inspiron -WinXP.
I had removed the Partition with dell files in it that came with it -to be used for System Restore long bk.

Now my system has crashed totally. & I can't do system restore. (Cant even login to safe mode).
But I can see my hard drive contents thru' Ubuntu Linux CD.
If I manually create a partition , and copy the contents in the partition drive from my friend's similar system, will that help in doing system restore ?

I'm stuck , because I dont have any restoration/installtion CDs. & I'm out of warranty.

2nd Qn:
If I can get hold of someone else's winXP installation CD, Can I use that legally to enter my Key from the sticker & do a fresh installation ?

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Yes, you could use another Win XP disc and your registration code to do a fresh install. In essence, the main thing that Microsoft is selling you is the registration key. If you have files on your machine that you'd like to save, you may want to try using some data recovery software. I would recommend trying Selkie Rescue. That software will let you boot your machine, and gives you the tools to move your files to another machine via a network. Good luck! :)
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