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Old 12-21-2008, 02:58 AM   #1
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Hello all. I am building a new computer and I am wondering if there will be any conflict using recovery CDs to install the OS. By conflict, I mean drivers. Recovery CDs are from an old HP.
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Old 12-21-2008, 03:26 AM   #2
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Hell will freeze over before those discs will work on your new computer.
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Old 12-21-2008, 04:07 AM   #3
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It won't work. Use Linux or just buy Windows.

The only time there is a chance that it would work is when you are using it on a VERY similar computer and usually when its like Windows 98 (where no activation is needed). Still would have to fix the drivers and what not.
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Old 12-21-2008, 03:52 PM   #4
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Well. This sucks. Just got a new comp. for Christmas but no OS. I just though I could use the recovery CD's.
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Yea, the recovery CD's will only work on an HP.

There's a guy that has a super deal on an new/unused copy of XP Home: http://forums.techpowerup.com/showthread.php?t=79197
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