I was given a dell vostro 1000 with xp but the os installation was faulty so i got a new hard drive. A relative has the same computer but hers runs vista. Will her recovery disks work on my computer.
What exactly are you trying to do? If the Vista disc still has the Recovery Console on it, you may be able to get in there to do some basic stuff. I recall I think having some success using XP discs for 2000 or vice versa. It will at least let you do things like run chkdsk, or roll back a Windows Update. For any other purpose, such as reloading fresh versions of system files it will probably be much less useful.