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XP Home Edition is Upgrade?

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Thomas Aquinas

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Hey all, just a quick question here. I just finished installing all the hardware on my computer and as of now Im just sitting on a dvd rw drive along with the harddrive, no floppy drive or anything like that. When I turned the pc on , I figured I would just insert my windows xp home edition cd and install the os. This is what I got instead..

"Setup cannot find a previous version of windows installed on your computer. To continue setup needs to verify that you qualified to use this upgrade. Please insert windows nt 3.07 workstation, windows 4.0 workstation, windows 2000 pro, windows 95, windows 98, windows millenium edition cd into your cd rom.

When the cd is in the drive press enter to continue
To quit setup press f3

How on earth am I going to get my windows home edition installed I dont own any other operating systems.
With no floppy I would have to have a cd on top of that. I'm really in a bind any help would be immensely appreciated
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What type of XP home cd did you get sounds like you got a upgrade version.
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This is a message generated by the Upgrade version of XP.
It only appears if it can't find a previous version of Windows on the machine.
You will need to insert an OEM, full or upgdade CD of any previous version of Windows, Win95 or later before you can continue.
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