XP Home Recovery Disk

  S&B 15:14 20 Aug 2007
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Hi all,

Just a quick easy question Im sure someone can answer!

My mates machine is playing up big time and he wants to format and start again. But he has lost his XP recovery disk.

Can he use my recovery disk with his machine and use his COA number?

Thanks!

  skidzy 16:07 20 Aug 2007

Have you checked if he has a hidden partition that may hold a recovery program.

Normally tapping F11 possibly a different F function on startup.

Also check in Disc management to see if a recovery partition exists.

Start / Right click My Computer / Manage / Disc management.

  S&B 10:23 21 Aug 2007

My mate has checked and he hasnt got a recovery program on a partition.

Do you think he could use my recovery disc to format windows? As he has his COA number.

Thanks.

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