i just got a Dell latitude d505 (older laptop

May 3, 2011 at 14:24:28
Specs: Windows XP
the problem i have it has Linox Ubuntu on it and i want Windows- it has a USB port but no cd drive- how can i do a full install of windows which requires a product key without having a cd disc???

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May 3, 2011 at 15:33:26
First get the owners manual from Dell web site. If the service tag is still on that will help. Then find out how one is supposed to recover the system. A hidden partition may still exist.

If not then contact dell and see if you can buy an OEM recovery disk. Some are pretty reasonable. I have heard other companies that charge like $20 for a disk.

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May 3, 2011 at 18:27:56
How much RAM does your laptop have? Ubuntu may be the better choice.

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