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Cannibalizing Hard drive

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#1 Loreley


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Posted 24 February 2010 - 08:36 AM

The hard drive on my computer is going. I want to replace it with the hard drive from my daughter's old computer. She lost her recovery disks. Will that pose a problem for me? I'm confused as to whether the hard drives are software "specific". Tried to reformat her computer with my computer's recovery disks, but it wouldn't work. We both have Compaq with Windows XP.
Any guidance will be greatly appreciated.

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#2 hamluis



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Posted 24 February 2010 - 11:01 AM

Some recovery disks...are system-specific, as I understand it. I would expect all to be so, but I've been wrong before :thumbsup:.

Recovery disks are issued by the manufacturer of the system and are designed for the system issued.

You should try to obtain the appropriate recovery/restore CDs from HP/Compaq.

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