I repair computers for a living and have never had an answer for a few questions. At times I attempt a repair install. Some don't have their original disks or never made their install disks;
- If a computer won't boot, how do you know what version and service pack are on the computer?
- Sometimes when attempting a repair install, the option doesn't show; I assume you have to match home-home / Pro - pro AND you have to have the same service pack level, or remove the service packs through repair console BUT; Do you have to have a OEM version fo that disk ( HP- HP, dell-dell, acer-acer)?
- Anyone have dos utility that removes service packs? If I need a oem disk for each computer I have to have sp2 and sp3 for each mfg for home and pro. That's 6 disks per manufacturer!