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Emachine recovery disk question

By sturley740
Apr 3, 2008
  1. I have an emachine that normally runs windows xp. I bought the computer second-hand and I don't have an xp disk. Recently I had to replace the power supply and hard drive, and I need to reinstall xp. A friend of mine has an emachine recovery disk from an emachine that no longer runs, but her emachine is a different model. Would I be able to recover my windows xp with her disk and if so, is this legal? Also, If I buy an xp disk will it install all the drivers I need?
     
  2. Matthew

    Matthew TechSpot Staff Posts: 5,268   +92

    I don't know their TOS off hand, however, I'm guessing it's illegal.

    You're probably best off just imaging the old HDD to the new one unless you're dead-set on reinstalling Windows.
     
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