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nicolecolgate

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I just bought a brand new dell computer
A screen came up when I first bought it and it asked to create my recovery disks.. I clicked Later
It also included Mcaffe security registration (i did this though)
I want to do it now, but I dont know where to go to do this
I even searched for it in Start
Where can I go to create these disks?
Also, after i create these disks... i can download windows onto any computer? how does it work exactly?
i have vista 64
thanks
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There will be an option on the Start Menu somewhere for these disks.
What they basically do is allow you to reset the computer to how it was when you bought it. You cannot use them on any other machine, they will only work on this one.
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why cant you use them on any other machine?
what about the recovery disks that Dell sent me? i cant use those on another machine?
i dont see the option on the start menu
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Click the Start button on your Windows desktop.
Click All Programs, Dell Accessories, and then Dell OS Recovery CD.

i cant use those on another machine?

No.
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what about the recovery disks that Dell sent me? i cant use those on another machine?


How do I reformat my harddrive??
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what about the recovery disks that Dell sent me? i cant use those on another machine?

No, they can be used only on a computer, they were designed for.

How do I reformat my harddrive??

Any Windows CD will do it for you. You need some Windows to be installed afterall.
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can i do it without the CD?
partitioning?
how?
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