Hello, someone i know has totally ignored my advice and used an XP disk to reinstall XP when my advice was try at least try the repair option. Anyway, she is now panicking as it has got to the stage where she has been asked to enter the key. Please can anyone tell me is this too late to stop the reinstallation and revert back to the repair option?
what a sticky situation she is in, If she still has box that it came in then tell her to look at it from head to toe, and tell her to look in the manual and all that even if in doubt at least give it a go, may be lucky She may of even took it of her laptop and put on the manual or something and of forgot about it. I would tell her to do this precise at this very minite
P.S she may have a hidden partition that she does not know about just like mine Tell her to also try that. How she can do this is by using the start up repair tool on the disk and it should find her hidden partition.
Even if she has wiped the hdd like I did it does, win7 still found vista which is was in the hidden partition which cannot be hidden What is the make Is it an: acer, hp, or what? If it's resumbly new it should have a hidden partition click here will tell you what happened with me hope this helps
Please tell her about this info as it could help tremendously. Ok maybe she might have to mess things up more by getting the disk out which could be painful and I don't know if its a good idea but this is what I have had no option on doing but if do find that hidden partition which she should have if th pc is around 4,5 yrs old or less but if you look at the thing that happened with me then it can save you alot of hassel and she does not need to type her long gone key
It may be different os's but it should detect it because like merlinx has said, start up repair should include an option to restore from the hidden partition, and he/she also said that the reason manufactures do this is so that if stuff goes pear shaped like this women has, can restore using hidden partition when pc turns on.