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Author Topic: I Want My Windows Media Center OS Back - Is It Gone For Good? :(  (Read 1788 times)

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OrangeNswAus

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i need help
 i made a big boo boo.
I accidently did a full install of windows vista instead of just doing upgrade.

Does anyone know how i can get my windows xp  media center OS back?

I rang up hp and they said i cant  get it back unless i had a recovery or back up disk of the other windows - and they wouldnt even tell me how to format my computer.

i have noticed when i did the full install of windows vista it put a foulder called windows.old

so can anyone help



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    Re: I Want My Windows Media Center OS Back - Is It Gone For Good? :(
    « Reply #1 on: May 25, 2007, 03:24:44 AM »
    Some versions of Vista will only do a full install. In any case, it is so buggered up now, probably a reinstall of the appropriate OS will be required. Your old Windows install MAY be in that folder (what is inside) but the booting instructions, etc. will be for Vista.

    Are you the original purchaser of that machine? If so, HP may be willing to send you a restore CD. You didn't make backup discs when the machine was new?
    Please post as much information about your computer, operating system, and problem as possible, what happened prior to problems, etc. Too much info is OK, too little is pointless! Don't just say "My computer doesn't work. What's wrong?"

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    Re: I Want My Windows Media Center OS Back - Is It Gone For Good? :(
    « Reply #2 on: May 25, 2007, 04:16:03 AM »
    GX1_Man is correct,of course.The 2 below links are an
    alternative possibility.

    http://www.myrecoverycds.com/hp700.html

    http://www.restoredisks.com/
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