A friend's PC has gone sick and requires a new hard drive but he does not know how to reinstall XP. I also have XP and volunteered to do the job for him but it is physically very difficult to get to his PC, being over 200 miles away, so using my PC, a new drive and his XP disc I intend to place the new hard drive in my PC and load his version of XP, afterwards replace his new hard drive with my own original. I am not too concerned at the moment about Drivers as this can be sorted at a later date but has anyone ever tried this with success or anyone have any ideas of the results. I wonder if:
1. During the registration phase, will XP register OK as this will be a different PC to that which XP was originally loaded upon?
2. Will the new hard drive with XP work on his PC?
3. Will my original hard drive with XP still work on my PC afterwards?