Questions

Thanks for all the post. Will get replacements soon.

+
0 Votes
Locked

Thanks for all the post. Will get replacements soon.

juaniotoo
Hi TechRepublic folks out in cyberspace. A short message to all of you for my appreciation of your advice and web-links to some interesting and helpful websites. I notice the majority of your post are from IT management...maybe I'll get to that position one day, though I doubt it. Like working with my art designs too much and don't intend to stop. Bye
  • +
    0 Votes
    santeewelding

    Cure, first, the one about having fallen in with thieves.

    +
    0 Votes
    OH Smeg

    The system maker is always a good starting point here.

    Not sure where you'll stand a chance in **** of getting a replacement Install Disc for Word as this is not provided by the System Maker but M$.

    Col

    +
    0 Votes
    santeewelding

    What it means, juaniotoo, is that circumstances of the rip-off need to be changed before you replace the disks, only to lose them again on account of the circumstances that made the original (theft) possible.

    If that means locking your door, then lock your door. If that means reevaluating your neighbors, associates, and acquaintances, then, that too.

    Means reevaluating your own mindset.

    I now expect two thumbs.

    +
    0 Votes
    juaniotoo

    Again, what I asked for was how to obtain copies of Windows XP recovery disks, not advice on security measures I need to take. Don't you think I'm not aware of that? Fact is, I live in a complex where the maintenance people have walk-in keys and therefore held suspect. Of course, if I moved I would be lest of a target. If I catch any maintenance people in my place I won't be able to guarantee their safety. I was in special ops in Vietnam and I have certain skills these rip-off artist wouldn't want to deal with.

    +
    0 Votes
    santeewelding

    Does your reprimand fall flat, but, your explanation of antecedent conditions raises yet more questions about your mindset and circumstance.

    Tunnel vision does that.

    +
    0 Votes
    juaniotoo

    This is the last response you'll get from me. Frankly, I think you're trying to start something and I've got better things to do that read you BS. Enough said.

    +
    0 Votes
    santeewelding

    After the backhand you delivered in your private peer-mail to me.

    Glad, now, that I responded here -- in public -- rather than to hand over my address to you by answering privately.

    You get to display your same instability here, in public. And, display it you do.

    +
    0 Votes
    juaniotoo

    I wasn't going to answer your obviously derisive responses...however, what you seem to be is a very young disrespectful clown. I'm fairly certain I'm old enough to be your granddads' age, if you have one. I'm also a disabled Vietnam veteran and I've seen your type many times over. We had some clowns in "Nam" and they didn't survive very long, and for good reason. Take stock in your words and show some respect to your elders, provided you were taught how to show respect, then again maybe you truly don't know how, and that is indeed sad. I ask a simple question and you come off with all this BS, you remind me of the cowardly draft dodgers of the late 60s.

    +
    0 Votes
    dldorrance

    You could probably purchase copies from the maker of the computer(s).

    Have you looked into Open Office, a free version of Microsoft Office? It is available by download for Linux and XP.
    http://download.openoffice.org/

    +
    0 Votes
    juaniotoo

    I still have MY OLD Windows XP,Windows 7 Pro and Microsoft Word 2007 installed on my computer; plus, I've gotten skilled enough to maintain it in relatively good working order. However, you know as well as I that should a fatal crash occur, it doesn't feel too good. Additionally, it always feels good knowing you have reinstall disk available. With that said, I'll say goodbye and thanks again.

    +
    0 Votes
    seanferd

    If they were retail copies, ring MS.

    +
    0 Votes
    LadyDiTech

    If the computer is fairly new it is not difficult to order the recovery media, however if it an older machine, the discs may no longer be available for purchase. I was able to order media for a laptop when my son scratched up his disc 1 of 3. Several years later the discs were no longer available from the vendor. At that point, I decided to upgrade to a newer computer (my choice) than try to spend time and effort on a 6+ year old laptop. There are 3rd party companies out there that sell recovery media for older systems, but cannot vouch for their service/reliability. Does anyone have any experience with buying media from someone other than the original vendor?

    +
    0 Votes
    yzairi

    first the cd's you have ripped should be bootable for restoring windows XP. IF not during windows setup you will be prompted to restore windows using Automated System recovery use it detail the location of your recovery disks it will recover it for you.

    +
    0 Votes
    westerntc

    When I do a System Back up using Windows XP Back up one of the Option, under the Advanced Tab, is to make a System recovery Disc on your Floppy Drive. You may have to install the "Back up" software from your XP Install Disc if you have never installed it. it.

    +
    0 Votes
    Finge

    Interesting that no one including yourself hasn't mentioned cloning what you still have, or using a 'detailer' to do an inventory of your system. (Detailing) As for XP, discs can be created or acquired to fit the machine if you have the keycode and version. Installers for the same version of your MSO are available again as long as you have the keycode. If you're aware of this suggestion, fine, if not it might help someone else. Goto Belarc.com and download the free version of Belarc. Install and run it. It'll generate an html report of your system presented via Internet Explorer. Save the report as an mht to a flash for safe keeping. Belarc provides some excellent information about your system, but in this case, you're interested in your XP and MSO versions and keycodes, along with some other info it'll pick up. This info can be used to reinstall/repair the OS and/or MSO. In addition, goto www.gtopala.com/siw-download.html and download the standalone version of SIW. It's not an installer, just download and run it. It generates another report that reveals some of the same information as Belarc but covers more areas of your computer. Using SIW's File / Generate Report, generate a report in html format to your flash for safe keeping. (Cloning) If you are not familiar with this process, it's past time you checked into it, but your first deal is get the keycodes. I'm thinking your discs were cased and the keys were on the cases or you don't have COA stickers on your computers. If so, now is when you need Belarc and SIW. This is only a start, but a good one.

    +
    0 Votes
    juaniotoo

    I downloaded SIM and it works damn good. I'll also download Clonezilla and make a snapshot of my system for future concerns. Thanks again.

    +
    0 Votes
    Datacommguy

    The original seller (or manufacturer) will often give/sell a replacment recovery disk if you have proof of purchase and/or furnish the serial number of the system.

    +
    0 Votes
    Dave51

    You could try and ghost the machine with Norton ghost or an other backup copy device, if the machine is working OK that way you get to keep the correct drivers etc.

    +
    0 Votes
    dave

    You have a working machine now, so image it. You can do this with freeware Clonezilla which I have used successfully many times. Do you have a good size USB drive, or a spare drive you can hook up as a slave?

    +
    0 Votes
    juaniotoo

    I appreciate your help, Dave. I will download freeware Clonezilla and use it to do a mirror copy of my system. I have some computer science classes under my belt, but the majority of the classes I took were graphic design and therefore did not involve too much computer savvy. Thanks again.

  • +
    0 Votes
    santeewelding

    Cure, first, the one about having fallen in with thieves.

    +
    0 Votes
    OH Smeg

    The system maker is always a good starting point here.

    Not sure where you'll stand a chance in **** of getting a replacement Install Disc for Word as this is not provided by the System Maker but M$.

    Col

    +
    0 Votes
    santeewelding

    What it means, juaniotoo, is that circumstances of the rip-off need to be changed before you replace the disks, only to lose them again on account of the circumstances that made the original (theft) possible.

    If that means locking your door, then lock your door. If that means reevaluating your neighbors, associates, and acquaintances, then, that too.

    Means reevaluating your own mindset.

    I now expect two thumbs.

    +
    0 Votes
    juaniotoo

    Again, what I asked for was how to obtain copies of Windows XP recovery disks, not advice on security measures I need to take. Don't you think I'm not aware of that? Fact is, I live in a complex where the maintenance people have walk-in keys and therefore held suspect. Of course, if I moved I would be lest of a target. If I catch any maintenance people in my place I won't be able to guarantee their safety. I was in special ops in Vietnam and I have certain skills these rip-off artist wouldn't want to deal with.

    +
    0 Votes
    santeewelding

    Does your reprimand fall flat, but, your explanation of antecedent conditions raises yet more questions about your mindset and circumstance.

    Tunnel vision does that.

    +
    0 Votes
    juaniotoo

    This is the last response you'll get from me. Frankly, I think you're trying to start something and I've got better things to do that read you BS. Enough said.

    +
    0 Votes
    santeewelding

    After the backhand you delivered in your private peer-mail to me.

    Glad, now, that I responded here -- in public -- rather than to hand over my address to you by answering privately.

    You get to display your same instability here, in public. And, display it you do.

    +
    0 Votes
    juaniotoo

    I wasn't going to answer your obviously derisive responses...however, what you seem to be is a very young disrespectful clown. I'm fairly certain I'm old enough to be your granddads' age, if you have one. I'm also a disabled Vietnam veteran and I've seen your type many times over. We had some clowns in "Nam" and they didn't survive very long, and for good reason. Take stock in your words and show some respect to your elders, provided you were taught how to show respect, then again maybe you truly don't know how, and that is indeed sad. I ask a simple question and you come off with all this BS, you remind me of the cowardly draft dodgers of the late 60s.

    +
    0 Votes
    dldorrance

    You could probably purchase copies from the maker of the computer(s).

    Have you looked into Open Office, a free version of Microsoft Office? It is available by download for Linux and XP.
    http://download.openoffice.org/

    +
    0 Votes
    juaniotoo

    I still have MY OLD Windows XP,Windows 7 Pro and Microsoft Word 2007 installed on my computer; plus, I've gotten skilled enough to maintain it in relatively good working order. However, you know as well as I that should a fatal crash occur, it doesn't feel too good. Additionally, it always feels good knowing you have reinstall disk available. With that said, I'll say goodbye and thanks again.

    +
    0 Votes
    seanferd

    If they were retail copies, ring MS.

    +
    0 Votes
    LadyDiTech

    If the computer is fairly new it is not difficult to order the recovery media, however if it an older machine, the discs may no longer be available for purchase. I was able to order media for a laptop when my son scratched up his disc 1 of 3. Several years later the discs were no longer available from the vendor. At that point, I decided to upgrade to a newer computer (my choice) than try to spend time and effort on a 6+ year old laptop. There are 3rd party companies out there that sell recovery media for older systems, but cannot vouch for their service/reliability. Does anyone have any experience with buying media from someone other than the original vendor?

    +
    0 Votes
    yzairi

    first the cd's you have ripped should be bootable for restoring windows XP. IF not during windows setup you will be prompted to restore windows using Automated System recovery use it detail the location of your recovery disks it will recover it for you.

    +
    0 Votes
    westerntc

    When I do a System Back up using Windows XP Back up one of the Option, under the Advanced Tab, is to make a System recovery Disc on your Floppy Drive. You may have to install the "Back up" software from your XP Install Disc if you have never installed it. it.

    +
    0 Votes
    Finge

    Interesting that no one including yourself hasn't mentioned cloning what you still have, or using a 'detailer' to do an inventory of your system. (Detailing) As for XP, discs can be created or acquired to fit the machine if you have the keycode and version. Installers for the same version of your MSO are available again as long as you have the keycode. If you're aware of this suggestion, fine, if not it might help someone else. Goto Belarc.com and download the free version of Belarc. Install and run it. It'll generate an html report of your system presented via Internet Explorer. Save the report as an mht to a flash for safe keeping. Belarc provides some excellent information about your system, but in this case, you're interested in your XP and MSO versions and keycodes, along with some other info it'll pick up. This info can be used to reinstall/repair the OS and/or MSO. In addition, goto www.gtopala.com/siw-download.html and download the standalone version of SIW. It's not an installer, just download and run it. It generates another report that reveals some of the same information as Belarc but covers more areas of your computer. Using SIW's File / Generate Report, generate a report in html format to your flash for safe keeping. (Cloning) If you are not familiar with this process, it's past time you checked into it, but your first deal is get the keycodes. I'm thinking your discs were cased and the keys were on the cases or you don't have COA stickers on your computers. If so, now is when you need Belarc and SIW. This is only a start, but a good one.

    +
    0 Votes
    juaniotoo

    I downloaded SIM and it works damn good. I'll also download Clonezilla and make a snapshot of my system for future concerns. Thanks again.

    +
    0 Votes
    Datacommguy

    The original seller (or manufacturer) will often give/sell a replacment recovery disk if you have proof of purchase and/or furnish the serial number of the system.

    +
    0 Votes
    Dave51

    You could try and ghost the machine with Norton ghost or an other backup copy device, if the machine is working OK that way you get to keep the correct drivers etc.

    +
    0 Votes
    dave

    You have a working machine now, so image it. You can do this with freeware Clonezilla which I have used successfully many times. Do you have a good size USB drive, or a spare drive you can hook up as a slave?

    +
    0 Votes
    juaniotoo

    I appreciate your help, Dave. I will download freeware Clonezilla and use it to do a mirror copy of my system. I have some computer science classes under my belt, but the majority of the classes I took were graphic design and therefore did not involve too much computer savvy. Thanks again.