If I had a nickel for every time I went to reformat a computer for a customer or friend that didn’t have their original install discs I would be a millionaire. What most people do not know is that most of the major computer manufacturers actually offer a way to get new Recovery Discs; you just have to know where to look.
What to do if you lost your Restore CDs?
I have compiled a short list below. Some of them charge a small fee for this service while others provide it free of charge.
Dell Restore CDs
HP Restore CDs
Lenovo Restore CDs
(You must call)
Apple Restore CDs
(Must call, only charge nominal shipping fee) – (800) 767-2775