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    Exclamation installing windows Xp on a Laptop?

    i want to format my laptop and install windows XP again.

    is formating and installing any diffrent to normal PC? did a search in google, and some people had problems.

    thanks

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    Shouldn't make any difference - XP will pickup it is a laptop and therefor sort out the battery managment etc.

    Just make sure you have drivers for things like graphics, sound, network etc.

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    welll thats the problem, the laptop came second hand, no cds or disks. so i was going to use a new Home Edition XP.
    its a sony vaio, is it there a recovery disk i can create?

    thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by serlex
    welll thats the problem, the laptop came second hand, no cds or disks. so i was going to use a new Home Edition XP.
    its a sony vaio, is it there a recovery disk i can create?

    thanks
    Basically, you'll need to download a set of drivers for your specific model of Vaio.Sony Download Site
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    thanks nichomach, but thewebiste has nothing for my FX702 vaio .

    i have a friend who restored his laptop with a 'recovery disk' (floppy disk), do you think i can use the same disk, or does each laptop have its own recovery disk.

    because when he put it and restarted, it said 'windows 98 setup', then changed to 'windows XP setup'

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