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To be clear, I was not refering to getting a CD. Even if you get a CD for it, when you re-install, or repair it, you have to activate the OS, and when you use your key (that you have already used) it will tell you that you have to contact customer service to allow the re-activation.

I am looking past the actual getting the CD and addressing the problems afterwards
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eh, i suppose ill try it anyway(with hard drive recov)if that doesnt work then ill try the disk. then ill buy a new xp os disk. ill see if i will actually want to do this during this week. the xp is $70. or perhaps linix. anyway would i have to/and how do i back up the disk(just the os and crap) mind you my cd drive doesnt work. could i use my other hd? if i buy xp can i install/reinstall many times?- with different computers? i think ill just start my computer build then. ill start with the 336 then move up to a better cpu in the future. 775 supports good p4s and presscotts, right?

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Originally Posted by posceleron
775 supports good p4s and presscotts, right?
Yes. As well, you should not need your CD drive for this as the work is done entirely from the hard drive.

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Originally Posted by RoscoeMcGurk
Ya I've heard about that on some of the prebuilt systems, I think it was a Sony system I saw that on, in a different forum. Kind of a stupid way to do it actually IMO.
As well, the hidden partition is at the beginning of the drive. The fastest area of the hard drive is hardly ever accessed.

It is an idiotic method.

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With HP machines they include the recovery partition on the actual hard drive, but if you get the right sales person or someone who is knowledgable on prebuilt systems they'll tell you that you need to burn the recovery disc(s) as the first thing you should do when you get the PC home and powered up. That is the only way(unless you want to pay HP $25 for a recovery disc... which by the way probably costs that a total of 38 cents with shipping.) Unfortuatley these properitary systems are starting to cut so many corners that they make you burn your own recovery discs. It's f**king ridiculous, I know a guy who bought a Compaq recently(within the last 6 months) that didn't have a CD burner and the only way to get his recover disc was... of course to burn it from the partioned HD space. Now that makes a lot of sense huh... way to go HP!
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