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Zae Student
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reinstalling windows xp home edition onto hp mini 110-1023nr

I received a secondhand HP Mini 110-1023NR. While trying to install antivirus software, I discovered that the previous owner had deleted the Windows XP Home Edition that was factory-installed, and instead had been using a bootleg copy of Windows 7 Ultimate.

 

I want to delete the 7 and reinstall XP. I checked the files; there is no "windows.old" file from which to recover. Since it was pre-installed, I have no boot disk/USB. I do have a copy of XP from an old desktop. Can I use that, and if so, how?

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Dean
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Re: reinstalling windows xp home edition onto hp mini 110-1023nr

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See this page for XP recovery options, more than likely since W7 was installed you will need the HP recovery discs to get it XP legally installed.

 

http://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c00006110

 

 

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You can order recovery media here, or call HP on the phone to order 1-800-474-6836

http://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c00810334

 

 

 

If HP no longer has Recovery Media for your model, order them here

 

http://www.computersurgeons.com/Default.aspx

 

 

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