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    QuickRestore Windows XP

    Say a software pirate had a QuickRestore CD for Windows XP- but on the CD it says Compaq Presario Model 5000. Would it work on other types of PCs?
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    No. It would need to be for Compaq type PCs might work on Hewlett Packard havent tried it though.

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    Well, with my minimal experience (living on college grounds, lots of people are CONSTANTLY asking for somone or anothers restore disk) i think that it should work with other models of Compaqs, but im not sure if it would work on say, a dell or a gateway, or just a hodgepodge homemade machine...but, as always, im probably wrong, hence why im here to learn :-)
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    How would the CD recognize a Compaq?
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    Say a software pirate had a QuickRestore CD for Windows XP- but on the CD it says Compaq Presario Model 5000. Would it work on other types of PCs?

    1. A "software pirate" would not have such a disk. They would have a standard OEM builder's copy. They will work on any hardware, as they are designed for computers you build yourself. A pirate would have no use for make/model specific software.

    2. The fact that it is a Compaq Quick Restore disk implies that it is a disk that will restore that particular model to its ex-factory state. This means that is not likely to run on another make or model, and will check for that when you load it. Drivers etc. could well be a problem, for example.

    Typically, this can cause problems if you try to upgrade the hardware, then re-install XP

    My advice would be to go and buy a legitimate copy

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