I bought a laptop with 64-bit windows pre-installed on it. It came with no windows disk. Is it possible to re-install windows on the laptop without having to go out and buy another disk/licence as this can be costly? I do have another windows disk however i have already used the licence for it.
Answer by r0bErT4u · Jan 30, 2012 at 05:15 PM
Before you go that route, I'd check for a hidden restore partition. Most computer manufacturers started doing this, instead of providing install disks. Some drivers are specific to special buttons & features, so a clean install would not include them.
Answer by roguekiller23231 · Jan 30, 2012 at 06:01 PM
there is always a restoration partitian built in, to run the restoration program you need to locate the recovery program in the start menu, it will be in a folder with the companys name, eg HP, Lenovo, Packard bell etc.
There will be a restoration program in this folder for you to either create restoration discs (make sure there good discs as you only get 1 copy, i always leave mine on the drive rather than create discs or run the restoration program.