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07-28-2011 12:30 PM
When I tried to restore a friends laptop, I learned that the hard drive was not recognized by to bios. I put a new hard drive into the system and now need an operating system to install.
The computer is a Compaq Presario V6101US running Windows XP Home Edition OEM. Where can I get a valid copy and how much is the cost?
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07-28-2011 01:37 PM
You can try www.hp.com/support to order a set of Recovery CD.
Windows XP is an obsolete operating system, probably it is not available.
You might have to install Vista on it.
07-28-2011 01:40 PM - edited 07-28-2011 01:40 PM
They are trusted by many as a source of HP recovery media for older models.
07-30-2011 12:56 PM
Unfortunatly, I did contact hp support and they could not help me because XP is obsolete. The support tech suggested that I post here in the forum for more information, if it is available.