intalling xp on packard bell pc

  I-W 21:07 03 Jan 2005

I need to install XP on a packard bell pc. But Iv got a problem! I have the red floppy recovery disk but not the other 2 disks I need to recover XP. Is there a way round this? If I obtained another copy of XP on disk and reinstalled would this do the job? Or is there another way? any ideas or help eould be appreciated

  AndySD 21:40 03 Jan 2005

Yes it should work but you will need you xp serial number (it should be on a sticker on the pc case)

  I-W 18:48 04 Jan 2005

I had a go and got as far as installing devices. It then asked for the "restore disks" that came with the pc. I dont have these. What can I do now?

  AndySD 20:22 04 Jan 2005

You may need to do a clean install (you will need he xp cd and the xp number)click here but you will need to get the drivers off the net.

  I-W 08:58 05 Jan 2005

Thanks for that. I done what it said and got as far as the GUI set up. I couldn't get onto Regional and language Options. At theis point the packard bell scren woulp pop up asking for the recovery disk's. Any ideas how I could get aronud this? Am I gonna end up formating the hard drive :-(

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