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I'm working on a computer and I have a XP Home SP2 disc that I would like to use over the factory discs since it's only a 160gb hdd and the recover partition is huge (I think). Can I legally find the serial and use a different disc or what?

And would the drivers be easily downloaded from HP's website if I did this?
    
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post #2 of 7
it probly wont work because if you do find the key it will be a oem key and im sure you have a retail disk.
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Where could I find it if I needed to find it then? I'm pretty sure I haven an OEM disc, been so long since I've used it. Got it online at a discounted price.
    
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It shouldn't be that much of a problem, WinXP has a way different serial scheme. I remember using downloaded discs and people's home keys all the time. XP home is XP home back in the day, they didn't have this fuss like Vista/W7 crap.
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The drivers for XP should be on HP's site right? Shouldn't be an issue not using their recovery discs.
    
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That or search for each manufacturer/chipset. Such as Realtek for audio, Broadcom for network, ect...
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