Fujitsu Siemens Windows XP Professional Recovery CD

Discussion in 'Windows XP / Older OS' started by LeliB, Sep 9, 2017.

  1. LeliB

    LeliB MDL Novice

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    Hello, fellow forum members. I have just joined...

    So, basically, I've been given a couple of Fujitsu CELSIUS workstations running Windows XP Professional. I am willing to restore them back to their original state and have not managed to find a Fujitsu Windows XP Professional Recovery CD ISO image online.

    I emailed Fujitsu and they did not help me, due to the fact that support for Windows XP has ended.
    I do not know what to do at this point. Does anyone here have one, please?



    I've attempted to restore the computers via other means:


    - Entering safe mode with Command Prompt, then performing a System Restore.
    Issue: There are no available restore points.


    - Entering the boot menu and choosing 'Recovery and Utility'.
    Issue: The 'Recovery and Utility' option is not available.



    Someone on another forum has suggested that I manually restore the computer to its original state by uninstalling the programs one by one and deleting all the profiles excluding the built-in Administrative one.

    I am not really aiming towards this option, so an ISO image of the Recovery CD would be appreciated.

    Thank you.
     
  2. tonto11

    tonto11 MDL Addicted

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    I'm always a bit leery of package software supplied by manufacturers
    tends to include a lot of garbage software no one ever wants to use.
    but these may be different. I would do several things:
    1. find the advertising and technical brochures for these computers and see what's offered for software.

    2. enter the uninstall menu and do a screen print of each page of it

    date of installation should give you a reasonable indication of what was initially installed and what was added later by the user.

    The recovery cd could be a barebones WinXP system the same as you would get from a clean install

    or it could include an array of specialized and unique software available nowhere else

    or it include a mass of software, samples, unactivated test versions , real garbage

    The screen print of the uninstall menu, and the dates of software installation should give you some clues
    about what you've got.

    ...T
     
  3. Tito

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    @LeliB

    Why don't you opt for untouched MSDN ISOs, then use OEM:SLP activation? And why XP? At least switch to 7.

    What is the exact model of those workstations?
     
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  4. LeliB

    LeliB MDL Novice

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    Sorry for taking long to reply. I am currently using free garbage internet from repeaters as I have no internet connection at home.

    I will check, thanks for the advice :)

    How does OEM:SLP activation work, if you don't mind explaining?

    They are CELSIUS R610 workstations. I don't think they will be able to handle Windows 7.
     
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  6. LeliB

    LeliB MDL Novice

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    They actually have 3GB of RAM. :D
    I would personally prefer Windows XP because we need these computers to run some old software which might not work properly on Windows 7.
    Thanks for the links. :)
     
  7. tonto11

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  8. LeliB

    LeliB MDL Novice

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    Thanks for your reply.

    I did not find any Recovery ISO on the hard drive. All I managed to find was an HTML file called "Recovery-Info", which contains some information related to Recovery CD-ROM itself.

    These computers were used as CAD stations and due to their obsolescence, they were going to end up in the trash (I love to collect old computers, so I am very happy to have them). The person who gave them to me will check whether they still have a Recovery CD laying around at the workplace. If no CD is found, I'll probably go with the OEM:SLP activation.
     
  9. tonto11

    tonto11 MDL Addicted

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    One final thought, would it be possible to obtain another hard drive (yes I know it'd scsi)
    but it looks like there is an IDE capability in this unit which if it could be made bootable would make a
    good platform to experiment with recovery without disturbing the original hdd while you're experimenting
    (I bought for $15.00 a 160GB hard drive for a POS (point of sale ) computer I'm resurrecting for a router project)

    Alternatively back up the hard drive as a ghost image to a portable hard drive so you can easily get back to
    where you are.

    I'll continue thinking

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  10. LeliB

    LeliB MDL Novice

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    Thank you very much for taking your time to reply with help.

    I have several SCSI hard disks, so that's not a problem, but...
    ...good news! The guy I got it from will be getting me a Fujitsu Siemens Windows XP Professional Recovery CD with SP3 slipstreamed!


    Once I get it, shall I upload it here for everyone to enjoy?

    Again, thanks a lot for your advice and help.
     
  11. PaulTroll1282

    PaulTroll1282 MDL Novice

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    Yes please if you have time please give me a link to download/upload it please
    Me too have a fujitsu siemen computer.