Having problems with your HP Compaq nx6125 Notebook ?

My laptop desperately needs to be formatted, BUT I don't have the disks for Windows or Photoshop since I bought it from an old co-worker and they didn't include the disks. Is there a way to wipe everything clean and retain those programs? Or a way to make a back up copy of those programs so I don't end up with a blank computer?


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Does the laptop give you the option to create recovery cds or dvds? If so, do that FIRST. This will give you the ability to restore the notebook back to factory defaults (everything created afterwards will be destroyed). Next, back up any data you want to keep (pictures, music, documents, etc.). Portable hard drives are incredibly cheap (a certain department store carries 250 gb drives for $60). There are programs that can retrieve your serial codes for your programs (Belarc Advisor). Acquire a copy of your programs after you get your serials. If this seems too complicated, youll need to head to your local computer repair shop. MAKE IT CLEAR TO THE SHOP YOU HAVE DATA YOU CAN'T AFFORD TO LOSE!!! Many shops have disclaimers about copying data and are not responsible if anything goes wrong. Some places will charge a lot to rescue your data. Shop around.
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