how do i reinstall windows without Cd?
My laptop constantly crashes and i read online that that means i need to reinstall. The laptop is not mine a friend gave it to me a few months ago because he got a new one. I want to reinstall but he doesn't have the cd needed to reinstall windows or the manufacturer Cd! what do i do. i have the product # and key. the laptop is a compaq brand with intel inside. is there the codes for recovery online for free to burn to a cd to reboot. i hope u know what i mean. The computer just crashes a lot. is there another ay to fix this? it used be very rare it crashed then once a month, then week, and now every other day(like 2 times mon be fine till friday, will crash always for Tuesday work fine for a week). i have nothing but the product # and key