Reinstalling Windows after desktop blank
Posted 11 November 2006 - 11:20 AM
Posted 14 November 2006 - 06:12 PM
Posted 15 November 2006 - 08:28 AM
Yes, you can install Windows XP (even a complete clean install) with an XP Upgrade cd. You must have an older version of Windows on cd for upgrade verification in order to do so, however. Your current cd should work to verify upgrade eligibility, but it wouldn't hurt to have another Windows cd on hand just in case...any previous version will work...even a borrowed one. You'll want to use the new product key.
As a side note, it's Compaq that should be replacing the cd for you...not Microsoft. Under Microsoft's volume licensing agreements, any support for the preinstalled operating system falls to the manufacturer that installed it using the license.
Posted 15 November 2006 - 01:05 PM
Posted 15 November 2006 - 01:17 PM
The retail upgrade cd includes both the option to repair and Recovery Console for other types of repairs.
Using the recovery disks to reinstall XP on a new hard drive would be the method I would recommend as it will save you having to round up all the device drivers for the machine...they are included in the recovery set.
Posted 15 November 2006 - 01:46 PM
Posted 22 November 2006 - 06:30 PM
Posted 26 November 2006 - 02:09 PM
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