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06-16-2012 12:38 PM
Hi, I have bought a new HP mini 1199eo some time ago and it will not start up. And need to recover the windows XP operating system. But it did not came with any CD.
Is it possible to download an HP windows XP image anywere or can you, HP, send me a CD that I can use on an external cd-drive?
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06-16-2012 12:41 PM
HP recovery media is not available for download for any PC.
You can see if you can order recovery disks from HP by reading the info at the link below.
06-16-2012 01:05 PM
I have checked the link, thank you, but it seems like there are no recovery downloads for my HP Mini and not other HP Mini's either. Can that be true? The computer is only a few years old, and it came with no CD. So now I have downloaded an image of the HP MIE and installed it using a USB key. But it is so far from windows and does not for me.
So what can I do to get an image of windows XP or windows 7 to this computer?
06-16-2012 01:19 PM
If HP doesn't have recovery disks for your PC, then you can see if this place does for anywhere, but the USA/Canada
Otherwise you will have to buy either a retail or oem version of windows 7. XP is no longer for sale by Microsoft.
06-16-2012 01:38 PM
Thank you for your quick reply, Paul, I will try to use the links you have shown.
I am from Denmark and the time here is 22:36 pm. so I did not expect answers that quickly.
06-16-2012 01:42 PM
You're very welcome, Morten.
I can't read Danish very well, but I think this is what you need.
06-16-2012 02:06 PM
Thank you. That is so close to what I need. You have linked to a recovery kit for windows 7, but my original was with windows XP, so I guess I can only use the win XP version, right?
Great, that it IS possible to recover the HP Mini
06-16-2012 02:10 PM
You're very welcome.
I guess you can ask them if they have a recovery disk set for XP, but the windows 7 recovery disk set should work for your model anyway.