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Old June 12th 10, 06:19 AM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.security_admin
dave
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Default How to install Windows without a Windows CD

I have a computer Gateway computer that did not come with a Windows
installation CD. It has a D: Partition with a Restore to install the
computer back to the way it was when I purchased it. I came home today and
found the computer had crashed it said to run check disk. The drive did come
back up ok so far. As I write this on another computer I am running a backup
up the computer. I was told there is a way to make a Windows installation CD
from the computer so when I get a new hard drive I can format it and install
Windows. My question is HOW DO I DO THIS? Thanks for any help in advance.
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Old June 12th 10, 08:01 AM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.security_admin
Victor Eter Garcia
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Default How to install Windows without a Windows CD

On 6/12/2010 01:19, Dave wrote:
I have a computer Gateway computer that did not come with a Windows
installation CD. It has a D: Partition with a Restore to install the
computer back to the way it was when I purchased it. I came home today and
found the computer had crashed it said to run check disk. The drive did come
back up ok so far. As I write this on another computer I am running a backup
up the computer. I was told there is a way to make a Windows installation CD
from the computer so when I get a new hard drive I can format it and install
Windows. My question is HOW DO I DO THIS? Thanks for any help in advance.


In your Gateway manual it tells you how to generate a Windows CD from
the Restore partition, that was one of the first thing to do when you
got your computer, you did read the manual, didn't you ???

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Old June 13th 10, 10:58 AM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.security_admin
Andy
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Default How to install Windows without a Windows CD

the sarcasm is not called for in this group.
many computers don't come with printed manual's any more you are aware of
this aren't you?
my brand new state of the art gaming hp came with no manuals just a set up
poster that i tossed back in the box.
its manuals are all PDF files .

"Victor Eter Garcia" wrote in message
...
On 6/12/2010 01:19, Dave wrote:
I have a computer Gateway computer that did not come with a Windows
installation CD. It has a D: Partition with a Restore to install the
computer back to the way it was when I purchased it. I came home today
and
found the computer had crashed it said to run check disk. The drive did
come
back up ok so far. As I write this on another computer I am running a
backup
up the computer. I was told there is a way to make a Windows
installation CD
from the computer so when I get a new hard drive I can format it and
install
Windows. My question is HOW DO I DO THIS? Thanks for any help in
advance.


In your Gateway manual it tells you how to generate a Windows CD from the
Restore partition, that was one of the first thing to do when you got your
computer, you did read the manual, didn't you ???



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Old June 14th 10, 01:03 AM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.security_admin
Twayne[_3_]
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Default How to install Windows without a Windows CD

In ,
Dave typed:
I have a computer Gateway computer that did not come with a
Windows installation CD. It has a D: Partition with a
Restore to install the computer back to the way it was when
I purchased it. I came home today and found the computer
had crashed it said to run check disk. The drive did come
back up ok so far. As I write this on another computer I
am running a backup up the computer. I was told there is a
way to make a Windows installation CD from the computer so
when I get a new hard drive I can format it and install
Windows. My question is HOW DO I DO THIS? Thanks for any
help in advance.


See the paperwork that came with the computer, it's a legal requirement of a
sale, on how to reset the computer to factory defaults. It will also explain
how to use the on-disk recovery utilities, assuming you haven't partitioned
or formatted them out of existence. If you can't find them, they are very
likely available at the GW website.
Otherwise you'll have to find an install CD for the same version of XP you
have and use it. If you do that, be sure to make a copy of it so you will
have it next time.

Best of luck,

Twayne`


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Old June 14th 10, 01:06 AM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.security_admin
Twayne[_3_]
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Default How to install Windows without a Windows CD

In ,
Andy typed:
the sarcasm is not called for in this group.
many computers don't come with printed manual's any more
you are aware of this aren't you?
my brand new state of the art gaming hp came with no
manuals just a set up poster that i tossed back in the box.
its manuals are all PDF files .


EVERY computer sold must be sold with a means to reset it to factory
conditions and there MUST be instruction on at least how to find those
instructions. By federal law, you cannot buy a legal computer without
getting such information with it, unless you get an Ebay or other source
where you can get scammed easily and diidn't know what to ask about.

HTH,

Twayne`



"Victor Eter Garcia" wrote in
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On 6/12/2010 01:19, Dave wrote:
I have a computer Gateway computer that did not come with
a Windows installation CD. It has a D: Partition with a
Restore to install the computer back to the way it was
when I purchased it. I came home today and
found the computer had crashed it said to run check disk.
The drive did come
back up ok so far. As I write this on another computer I
am running a backup
up the computer. I was told there is a way to make a
Windows installation CD
from the computer so when I get a new hard drive I can
format it and install
Windows. My question is HOW DO I DO THIS? Thanks for
any help in advance.


In your Gateway manual it tells you how to generate a
Windows CD from the Restore partition, that was one of the
first thing to do when you got your computer, you did read
the manual, didn't you ???




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Old June 14th 10, 07:09 AM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.security_admin
Victor Eter Garcia
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Default How to install Windows without a Windows CD

On 6/13/2010 05:58, Andy wrote:
the sarcasm is not called for in this group.
many computers don't come with printed manual's any more you are aware of
this aren't you?
my brand new state of the art gaming hp came with no manuals just a set up
poster that i tossed back in the box.
its manuals are all PDF files .


So, those PDF's are the manuals.
Now the fact that you are lazy and do not want to download/read them...
that's another question.

If you do NOT want sarcasm, do your homework FIRST.


"Victor Eter wrote in message
...
On 6/12/2010 01:19, Dave wrote:
I have a computer Gateway computer that did not come with a Windows
installation CD. It has a D: Partition with a Restore to install the
computer back to the way it was when I purchased it. I came home today
and
found the computer had crashed it said to run check disk. The drive did
come
back up ok so far. As I write this on another computer I am running a
backup
up the computer. I was told there is a way to make a Windows
installation CD
from the computer so when I get a new hard drive I can format it and
install
Windows. My question is HOW DO I DO THIS? Thanks for any help in
advance.


In your Gateway manual it tells you how to generate a Windows CD from the
Restore partition, that was one of the first thing to do when you got your
computer, you did read the manual, didn't you ???




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Old June 14th 10, 01:57 PM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.security_admin
Bickford Schmeckler
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Default How to install Windows without a Windows CD

You lazy HoopleHead.
"Andy" wrote in message
...
: the sarcasm is not called for in this group.
: many computers don't come with printed manual's any more you are aware of
: this aren't you?
: my brand new state of the art gaming hp came with no manuals just a set up
: poster that i tossed back in the box.
: its manuals are all PDF files .
:
: "Victor Eter Garcia" wrote in message
: ...
: On 6/12/2010 01:19, Dave wrote:
: I have a computer Gateway computer that did not come with a Windows
: installation CD. It has a D: Partition with a Restore to install the
: computer back to the way it was when I purchased it. I came home today
: and
: found the computer had crashed it said to run check disk. The drive
did
: come
: back up ok so far. As I write this on another computer I am running a
: backup
: up the computer. I was told there is a way to make a Windows
: installation CD
: from the computer so when I get a new hard drive I can format it and
: install
: Windows. My question is HOW DO I DO THIS? Thanks for any help in
: advance.
:
: In your Gateway manual it tells you how to generate a Windows CD from
the
: Restore partition, that was one of the first thing to do when you got
your
: computer, you did read the manual, didn't you ???
:
:
:


 




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