Re-writing a hard drive without the original OEM CDs
My new roommate's computer is so virus-infected and messed up that I'm going to re-write the hard drive for him. He, however, lost all the original CDs that came with his Dell computer. I own a Dell laptop - and we think his computer and my old laptop are roughly the same age - about 4 years old. Is it feasible to think I could use my basic install CD from my Dell laptop to rewrite his Dell computer hard drive? I know there would be drivers missing, etc., like for his monitor, and I can address those later (like download drivers, etc. off my new computer and bring those over to his computer?) Is there a better solution than what I'm thinking of?