The restoral CD will be looking for the specific HD that came with the machine. Don't ask me how I know. Same same on the graphics card.
Just uninstall everything she won't need and delete the other data/files/folders. Then do a defrag as this will move used space into the cleaned out space on the drive.
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I have an hp Pavillion 754n that came with 80 Gig HD, 512 MG Ram, XP Home W/SP2. Over the past few years I've upgraded/added to it... 250 Gig internal HD, another 512 MG Ram, G-Force 5500 Graphics card. I changed out the CD-Rom drive for a DVD-DL RW Drive. I also changed the power supply from 200w to 400w.
I would like to pass this computer on to my daughter. But before I do, I would like to clean/wipe all my stuff completely off the hard drives. There's a lot of programs she'll never use and all my work data and personal data and music..........
My Question is this; Will a System Recovery function properly after the internal changes I've made? Should I even do a system recovery or is there other options?
Any advice is appreciated.