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can v install xp in some1 else's HD

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Hi!my friend is still using win 98 operating system!he wants to install xp but he is not able to.....So i was thinking if i could fit his harddisk in my comp.,install winxp and return the HD back to him......can this b done??thanks in advance.....
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Hi sickperson...

Nope...won't work. XP must be installed on the machine it will be run on. If you install the OS on your machine, it will not recognize the hardware on the other machine when you put the drive back in.

What problem are they having with the install to their own machine?

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