I have two Toshiba Tecra 9100s. One is complete, has a hard drive installed and is running windows XP absolutely fine. I recently bought the second Tecra without a hard drive, and I am intending to buy a second hand hard drive for it from ebay. I assume that this drive will have been wiped. I need to know how I can get it up and running in the new Tecra with Windows XP installed.
I have an original copy of Windows XP, and there is a authentic licence key on bottom of the new Tecra for windows XP, so I would think that there shouldn't be a problem getting this going.
What I need help with, is how to get the new Tecra to the position of installing Windows XP. I don't have any of the original disks that probably came with Tecra 9100s, so how do I get it to point where windows can be installed.
I am trying to do this inexpensively, and my first thought was that the necessry files must be contained on my original Tecra's hard drive. If this is the case, would there be a way of burning these files on to a CD and using to boot up the new Tecra, and then install windows XP.
Incidentally, and probably not relevant, when I plug the hard drive from my original Tecra into the new one it all works fine and windows XP boots successfully.
Any thoughts on this would be greatly appreciated.