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Re Imaging Dell Laptop

I have an old Dell Latitude C400 that I need to re-image. The old OS was Windows 2000 Professional and of course Dell will no longer ship out that OS. I no longer have the backup disks so I thought I would use XP. A friend of mine has the recovery disk for a Toshiba running XP and it has labels on it saying Toshiba laptops only. I was not sure if this was just a standard warning, but would still get my Dell laptop back up and running. I have a Dell PC at home and may be able to find the OS backup disks for it, but figured I would see if this disk I have will get me by without messing things up on my laptop.

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Do you have newsgroup access?
not familiar with that?

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how bout torrents?

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It will probably check the bios when inserted and see that it is for a different brand and exit.

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Do you have newsgroup access?
Probly a dumb noob question, but what the hell, I'm a dumb noob. What's a newsgroup? I have heard them/it mentioned before... some kind of site that for some reason, he could download XP there for free? Even if it's theft, that is.
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