recovery disc on a second machine?

  castiel333 00:11 13 Oct 2004

Hi everyone I bought another machine (second hand) for my children and it is ridiculously slow Ive tried running spybot and adaware and have cleared some spyware from it but what I would really like to do is use the recoverey disc from my own computer to do a clean install but because Ive already used it once on my own computer and I had to enter the number thats on my harddrive and also register online during the install Im worried about trying it in case I mess up the computer.Can anyone please tell me if this would work?(my machine is windows xp home edition and the other one is running windows xp professional but I suspect it was once running a different opperating system.

  castiel333 00:40 13 Oct 2004

Thanks for your posting yes it is a manufacturers disc so I will try a systems backup thanks again regards totalnovice

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