|“Odds are your PC came with a recovery disc, a CD with all the programs and drivers that were installed on its hard drive when it was new. The odds are also that you have absolutely no idea where that disc is.”
David A. Karp, Build an XP-SP2 Recovery Disc
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If you bought your PC at BestBuy, you’ll want to read what David has to say about getting a full install of Windows — who knew???
The first ingredient, the Windows XP CD, may prove the most troublesome, simply because many manufacturers omit it in lieu of some sort of customized “express install” recovery disc. If Windows came preinstalled on your PC but the manufacturer didn’t provide a full Windows XP CD, contact the company and ask for one (you did pay for it, after all). In most cases, you’ll get one for free, no questions asked.