Solved can i use a windows xp recovery disc on a windows xp system?

January 17, 2015 at 02:44:10
Specs: Windows 7
can i use a windows xp pro recovery disc on a windows xp system, i am asking because i have accidentally deleted my internet settings and cant get the internet

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January 17, 2015 at 04:45:41
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Too hard for us to know what or the recovery disk was compiled, often they wipe everything.

Try this.


Do a system Restore.

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January 17, 2015 at 05:42:29
Likely you can still access the hard drive though; and ha e lots of "stuff" you'd not like to lose.. If you are even considering any form of actual system reset/recovery/rebuild (back to delivery state as received when new) using a recovery disk..., first copy all your personal stuff to external storage - typically dvd, but an external hard drive too is nice(r).

Check the copies are accessible too on at least one other working system; then set about resolving the problem as posted (safe in the knowledge that all your "stuff" is safely duplicated/stored elsewhere)?

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January 18, 2015 at 00:00:20
You don't mention where this recovery disk is from but they are matched to a particular system. You can't just use one you found somewhere and have it work with your system. A windows installation disk is a different story. It won't care what it's being used on.

But as already stated, your problem doesn't warrant a recovery. It should be easy to fix, probably with a system restore from within windows, as already mentioned.

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January 23, 2015 at 12:15:12
Been awhile since using XP, but I believe there was a built in Windows Restore. You may be able to roll back to a time/date before the current problem.

Much less drastic operation.

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