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#1 jdchetson

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Posted 26 August 2007 - 05:31 PM

I feel I need to do a repair on my XP Home Desktop. It's acting a little funky, like the OS needs to be freshened up. It is a Dell that came with, I believe, a service pack 1 restore disk. Can I use a Service Pack 2 disk that came with my "floptop" and use the product key off of my desktop or am I asking for a big ugly can of worms?

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Posted 26 August 2007 - 05:35 PM

If the laptop is a dell, and the Operating systems are both XP home, Yes.
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Posted 26 August 2007 - 05:38 PM

Laptop is a HP/Compaq. Both OS's are HP home.

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Posted 26 August 2007 - 05:45 PM

I believe when HP/Compaq have included restore disks they have been more or less OEM standard Windows disks, as opposed to Toshiba which gave you a Norton Ghost restore image. So I think that should work.
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Posted 27 August 2007 - 06:00 AM

Nothing to lose by trying - either it'll work or it won't :thumbsup:
(as long as you only try the repair and don't try to format and reinstall)

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