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revisiting an old problem

by mko / November 14, 2013 7:35 AM PST

i had a problem with my flakey hd, to which i posed a question on this forum.

i may end up having to buy another hd, so my question is if i buy an new hd for my brand(vaio) computer, do you think the recovery disk (xp home) will work. if not, will getting another copy of xp home work on the vaio?

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If the recovery disk is for this computer? Yes.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 14, 2013 7:46 AM PST

As to another copy, the full retail works but let's grind this finely. Microsoft only supplies the OS. The video, wifi, sound and all that may need drivers and a specific install order of drivers to get the machine fully functioning.

Recovery disks are easier.

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by mko / November 14, 2013 11:42 AM PST

,,,the recovery disk will work on a new hd? i was wondering because these recovery disks identify the machine, and would that include acknowledging the new hd as a "for vaio use"

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If the recovery is for said machine.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 14, 2013 2:58 PM PST
In reply to: So,,,

The system or code they use to check is fairly proprietary and in short, how that all works can't fit into this small box. But I will repeat that using the maker's restore disks is far easier than a clean Windows install and the search for an install procedure and drivers.

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