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How to restore XP without the disc?


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dubrider54

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I got a computer for free from work and after a few weeks it started to have some issues running at normal speed, running anti-virus software and other programs as well. I just want to restore it to the original factory settings as I don't have anything saved on this computer. The issue I am having is everything I read says I need the key to restore the factory setting. The label on the tower says windows vista on it, so I am not sure if I should try and install windows vista at this point. I have no windows disc and am not sure how I should continue, if anyone can give some advice it would be appreciated.
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Borrow a Windows Vista disc.
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Is it a name brand system and if so what is the brand, make and model of it?
Also can you please do the following.



Go to Start then to Run
Type in compmgmt.msc and click Enter
On left side click on Disk Management
On right side you will see you hard drive.
Male sure the window is open all the way on the top right so I can see all the info it has.
Now I need you to take a screenshot and attach it to your next reply. Do the following to take a screenshot while the above is open and showing on your desktop.

To do a screenshot please have click on your Print Screen on your keyboard. It is normally the key above your number pad between the F12 key and the Scroll Lock key
Now go to Start and then to All Programs
Scroll to Accessories and then click on Paint
In the Empty White Area click and hold the CTRL key and then click the V
Go to the File option at the top and click on Save as
Save as file type JPEG or PNG and save it to your Desktop
Make sure the window is open all the way so I can see everything on the top right window.


Attach it to your next reply
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