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\015 My wife and I both have Compaq Presario Laptops.......mine has Vista Premium and she has XP Vista capable and my daughter has a Compaq Presario with Vista Home Edition..we have restore disks for both of the Vista Computers but not for the XP............my wife needs her computer to run our business, can we use a Vista restore disk to get his up and running again until she can get her own set of restore disks??? By the way , although we have rather new computers they are all 3 different model numbers...HELP!\015\012\015\012 John in Michigan\015

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Unfortunately you cant use a vista restore disk for a XP operating system.
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\015\012You could install vista on it and then use XP compatibility mode for whatever programs you want to run. Simply right click on the program and select the compatability tab..change to XP.
I'm not going to recomend using those vista disks on another computer but here go's.

If you want to fully erase the machine and start again then there is a 90% chance it will work fine ... the 10% is those rare cases where windows realises that its registration code is used on more than one computer.

If its to revive a downed machine then your going to need that XP disk i'm afraid.
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