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Hello everybody

i have a computer running windows xp sp 2 and and giving it to someone else.

I would like to give them a clean installed computer but i do not have a cd for xp as i bought the computer from bestbuy.

Is there anyway i can install it without a disc or with a downloaded copy?

any help would be appreciated thanks
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You may have recovery partition there.
What brand of computer is it? How old?
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its a acer about 5 years old has celeron d processor 256 mb memory and a 80 gb hardrive i do but i had been told that clean install was better than recovery is this true?
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If recovery partition is present, using it will return computer to its original state (basically the same as clean install; recovery = clean install + preinstalled garbage).

Restart computer and at Acer logo try to press ALT+F10 (desktop), F10 (laptop)
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