No XP disc with my new PC

  Halmer 19:32 31 Dec 2005

I've bought a Compaq PC from PC World and just realised that there is no Windows XP disc with it.

Is this right and if so should I create a rescue disc of some sort? I seem to have used my old XP disc on my old PC on numerous ocassions and have nothing if this one goes wrong.

  VoG II 19:40 31 Dec 2005

Did it come with a revovery CD? click here#

  Halmer 19:59 31 Dec 2005

there was nothing in the box other than PC, mouse, keyboard and instructions.

  SG Atlantis® 20:01 31 Dec 2005

you make a recovery cd using compaq cd recovery maker, found in your programs under PC Help and tools.

Which one did ya get?

  Diodorus Siculus 20:02 31 Dec 2005

Have you booted it up? You should be given an option to create a system disk when you run the PC. It's a bit of a pain, but if you have a DVD writer, it will work ok.

  SG Atlantis® 20:03 31 Dec 2005

DS I bought the SR1629UK from PCworld and had to use the above to make my recovery disk. You are only allowed once.

  woodchip 20:47 31 Dec 2005

Get Acronis True Image. Make Images Of Partitions, Then You are safe. You should make more than one.

  Halmer 11:31 01 Jan 2006

been trying to get my router to work without success.

I was given the option of making a recovery disk but skipped it.

Will have to work out out to do it now!

  PaulB2005 11:31 01 Jan 2006

Should be an option on the Start menu.

  Halmer 11:34 01 Jan 2006

i got the Pressario SR1639UK if that means anything!

  Halmer 11:35 01 Jan 2006

is on the desktop thanks

This thread is now locked and can not be replied to.

Elsewhere on IDG sites

iMac Pro review

Why this awful City of Los Angeles job ad for a graphic designer is actually brilliant

iMac Pro review

Les meilleures prises CPL (2018)