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Windows 7: xp question

25 Jul 2010   #1
kf10

Win 7 home premium 32 bit
 
 
xp question

i have dell inspiron 630m, how do i reinstall windows xp from dell hidden partition??


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25 Jul 2010   #2
Dzomlija

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kf10 View Post
i have dell inspiron 630m, how do i reinstall windows xp from dell hidden partition??
Contact Dell for more information.

Otherwise, you'll have to use the built-in boot sequence to select the recovery partition at boot. This is usually via the F11 or F12 keys that must be pressed when you power up the computer, but before Windows starts.
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25 Jul 2010   #3
Bill2

Windows 7 x64 pro/ Windows 7 x86 Pro/ XP SP3 x86
 
 

I doubt the recovery function will work in win7. Try setting the xp recovery partition active in disk management, then reboot. If you are able to boot into recovery, you're set.
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25 Jul 2010   #4
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Hello kf10, see if these instructions will work for you; be sure to post back with the outcome.



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Here are the recovery instructions from Dell.

1. Reboot, and press Ctrl + F11 at the Dell logo.
2. The Dell™ PC Restore by Symantec screen will come up.
3. Select "Restore" or use the Tab key to highlight it and press Enter.
4. if you wish to continue, click "Confirm", or use the Tab key to highlight it and press Enter.
5. When the utility is finished, click "Finish", or use the Tab key to highlight it and press Enter.
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25 Jul 2010   #5
housry23

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

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Try setting the xp recovery partition active in disk management
This will work. I have had to do this before. If you can't set is as active inside Windows download a program like Partition Wizard or some other free partitioning software and set it as active from there and reboot and you should boot into the built in recovery console.
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25 Jul 2010   #6
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kf10 View Post
i have dell inspiron 630m, how do i reinstall windows xp from dell hidden partition??
Do you have Windows 7 installed to the Dell 630m? If YES, go to Bill2 post 3.

If NO, go to Dzomlija post 2 or BFK post 4.
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