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Quick question on system restore


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roger11

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If I lost the system restore disk for my windows computer is there any other way of obtaining it, besides ordering it from the factory?

Edited by roger11, 07 June 2010 - 05:34 PM.

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Most newer computers have a restore partition on the disk. Unless it is home built or the disk has been replaced.
Other than that you need to order from the factory.

What are you trying to accomplish?
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Is this a name brand system and if so what make and model?
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I'm asking in general if this is possible, it has not actually happened to me but I was wondering if this were to happen what to do. It would be for a name brand computer.
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roger11-

If it's a name brand computer, no. Dell, HP, etc... have their own drivers and system files that need to be installed, along with the operating system, in order for the system to run properly. Most companies actually ship two or three CDs that contain the actual operating system on 1 disc, and the pre-installed drivers and software that originally came with the system in the other disc.
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yep...you can go here...to restoredisks...they cost about $25.00 to $30.00 depending on which system its for...they are exactly like the restore disk you get from the OEM...they contain all the drivers...
I have used them many times when the OEM no longer sells the restore disk and they try to sell you a whole new computer instead

Edited by happyrock, 09 June 2010 - 07:00 AM.

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