Using restore discs? ? ?

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I have two identical laptops, bought new at the same time -- HP Pavilion

Thus I have two complete sets of Restore discs, including the Windows XP
Home restoration disc.

I now need to restore one of the laptops to the original out-of-the-factory

But I don't know which set of discs goes with which laptop?

They look identical. Does it matter which I use?

Re: Using restore discs? ? ?

No, in this case it doesn't matter.  If the laptops were different
models, it might matter.  But since they are the same, it doesn't.
Unless there was a revision by HP in the software load, the two sets of
CDs will be identical anyway.  If there was a revision, they might have
some differences in them, but either should still work ok.  A "purist"
might put the CDs into a computer and look at the file dates to see
which was the later of the two if they were different (however,
depending on what changed and why, there might be a reason for
preferring the earlier one).

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Re: Using restore discs? ? ?

Thanks Barry -- I thought that would be the case.

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