skip recovery cd on hp instal xp
Ok not sure how to xplain this.
i have an old HP Pavilion 7885.
This has a recovery cd with winme. it does not have a hidden partition.
I have added an 250 gb WD. instaled xp upgrade and and that service pack 2.
im also building a new pc.
so im thinking when the new pc is up. ill move all files from the wd to the new pc.
Then remove the original 40 G 5200 hp hdd. And instal the 250wd 7200 . with the xp cd i have for the new pc. and use the key from the xp upgrade cd.
So wil the upgrade key work when i use the other cd. (upgrade xp wont instal without winme on)
or are the key's bound to the cd.
wil i notice any dif. using a 7200 hdd instead of the old 5200 (or was it 5400?)
And wil this old HP work with a clean xp. or do i have to use that crapy recovery with winme? And what happens if i use this recovery on the WD disk?
This pc is gona be used only for hosting my hub.