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Old 03-05-06, 05:07 AM
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New computer software

We just bought a new laptop (Aspire 3620 Series)
3623WXCi Model Number MS2180
Intel Celeron M 370 (1.5GHz/1M)
Softload: Windows XP Home

I did not get any software with it.
Windows XP Home was allready on it
The harddrive is partitioned.

I do not have experiennce with the way they put software on new computers.
We usually do a clean reinstal with our computers every 6 to 12 months
The computer has Recovery Console
Can I burn the 4 CDs and clean reinstall from that.
They say a recovery disk can be made from a file in the other partition (D)
What is the recovery disk for? Can I clean reinstall from it?

I realize I am not asking a specific question.
I guess my question is where on the net can I go for info on the software that comes with a new computer.
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Old 03-05-06, 12:51 PM
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Unless you PAY for software, you don't get any. You have to go BUY whatever software you want.
 

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Old 03-05-06, 06:26 PM
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alot of companies put the "restore disk" on a seperate partition instead of giving you a restore disk/cd/dvd. the recovery disk should put it back to factory fresh. As long as you have the software key for xp, any copy of it will do. you might be able to download drivers from the manufacturers website.
 
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"restore disk" on a seperate partition instead of giving you a restore disk/cd/dvd.
Yes, they said it had that.
I have no separate disk.
I must have to copy the file and make a disk if I can find it in the partitioned part.
Do you have any idea what the name of it might be.
The young gentleman was quite vague about the whole thing and had to get assistance several times for my questions.
I just want to find the file and burn a disk in case I crash
Yes the Celeron is cheaper. I am saving for that Farrari I wanted.
 
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Old 03-05-06, 08:37 PM
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Old 03-06-06, 05:52 AM
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Originally Posted by racraft
Good luck with your celeron processor. Next time buy a Pentium.
This really has nothing to do with the original question. Completely off-topic and unnecessary.

Celeron's happen to be quite a bit more affordable than Pentiums, and not all of us have an electrical engineer's salary with which we can draw from to purchase our hardware.

I have a Celeron based computer with which I run my home business, because, quite frankly, the extra speed was not something I needed for my particular purposes. So far, the Celeron hasn't seemed to hurt my sales, or caught on fire, or broken up my marriage, or any other dire consequence that you seem to espouse on a regular basis.
 
 

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