My o/h dropped my laptop which he bought in May for my birthday it is an Advent 5301, It is unfixable, smashed screen , buckled case , had it. What i am wondering is can i use the disks that came with it and also the tech guys recovery dvd's on my old desktop ,or is this not allowed My desktop is xp pro and the laptop was vista which i really liked. Thank's Susan
Once you get a new laptop, you could always see what you could salvage from the broken one, CD/DVD drive, hard drive.
Once you have the hard drive out of the broken laptop you could then buy an enclosure/caddie and house the hard drive in this and then use it to take regular backups of your new laptop with Acronis True Image for example.
Here is a link to a place where you could get an enclosure from, I have used this place many times and I find them excellent.
I use Acronis True Image 11 on my Vista machine and its an excellent backup program that has helped me out many times and well worth the £20. IMO its an invaluable piece of software that I think everyone should have.
For example: If you took a full backup and had created a rescue CD with Acronis today and say in 5 days time you got some virus or other nasty on your computer and it then prevented your computer from loading. You would be able to restore your computer to a working condition again, everything that was on your computer on the day you took the backup would be there, right down to the exact placement of you desktop icons (basically it would be an identical copy in every way shape and form).
PS The Acronis program is way cheaper on Amazon than on Acronis's web site. click here
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