Reinstallation CD

Devil_Boy_Jack - Jul 22, 2009 at 10:36 AM
 Devil_Boy_Jack - Jul 22, 2009 at 10:59 AM
Hello, I wish to Reinstall Windows XP Home Edition on My Computer (Which is a DELL).

I have located a disk called 'OPERATING SYSTEM, Already installed on your computer, Reinstallation CD, Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition Including Service Pack 1a'.

Is this the recovery disk for reinstalling Windows if I wish to?

How do I use it?

Does it come with a copy of Microsoft Office (This is already on my computer - Word, Excel, etc, but I understand if I reformat my hard drive it will wipe everything off of it, so everything needs replacing, yes?)??

If Office is not present on this disk, and it isn't mentioned on any of the other disks I have of a similar ilk, how do I get Office back onto my computer after reformatting and reinstallion of Windows?

Is it possible to tell the computer to put all of the parts of the Office Programs onto an external hard drive before reformatting the internal computer hard drive in order to maintain the copies of the programs already installed on the computer?

2 responses

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Jul 22, 2009 at 10:47 AM

I think that this is the re-installation cd,

You will have to boot the cd on your laptop!

Go to your bios settings, press F2 when computer starts, change the boot options

set it to DVD drive

Then save and restart your computer,

Just follow the instructions, and click on repair to repair windows system
Jul 22, 2009 at 10:59 AM


I'm new to this business.

Bios Settings?

Do I just have to press F2 when the computer starts up then to get to these?

I only have one computer, what do you mean by 'boot the cd on your laptop'?

If I do all the things you said - at what point do I put the disk into the drive? Is it going to ask me?