it was an OEM copy with the same volume name as the one you have, it should work. However, I'd do one thing first if you could. Get the full SP2 or SP3 package from MS and download "Autostreamer" or an equivalent slipstreaming utility and convert that SP1 to a later version. This will save time doing updates and remove some vulnerabilities when you first connect to the internet. As well, make you get all the necessary drivers for the machine beginning with the motherboard. Good luck.
My father-in-law wants to re-format his 4-year-old eMachines desktop. He has hopelessly lost his restore disc. (eMachines uses a "ghost" image restore disk, rather than a conventional OS disc.)
Before I contact eMachines about a replacement... has anyone every tried this?
I have my own OEM copy of Windows XP Home SP1 (purchased from Tigerdirect)... the same OS as his orginal restore disk. Can I use my disk for the foramt and install, and simply enter his eMachines product key? (Which is still stuck to the side of the case, thankfully.)
I know it wouldn't work with a retail copy of XP... but since my copy is OEM? Plus, I could do a nice clean install, instead re-imaging with all the orginal eMachine bloatware.