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Hey there, I'm not really tech savy but am going to give this a try as the Netbook was a freebee. The hard drive is toast, I have the recovery discs that came with the netbook from the factory. If I replace with a new one 1. Can I use these discs on the new drive? and if I can 2. As there is no disc drive in the netbook how do I use these discs? I do have the Windows sticker on the the bottom of the netbook with the product key numbers.

I'm using a Toshiba NB200-006.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks, in advance...

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  1. Yes, you should be able to use the discs on a new hard drive.
  2. You can either use an external USB disc drive or put the hard drive in another computer that has a drive, run the recovery disc, then place the finished drive back in your netbook.
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Yes you can use those with the new drive. Get yourself a USB CD/DVD ROM drive and use it to boot from the disks. I got this one when I added an Intel SSD to my Alienware M11x (no optical drive), not sure why the ratings are so low it worked great for me.

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