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cannot install windows xp?!?


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lenni

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i am using the windows 2003, and i want to update it to xp, but after i put the disc in, and getting ready to install it, however i cant click on the "install windows xp" link... please me out...

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thanks in advance..
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Windows XP will not install over the top of Windows Server 2003 because it is a newer version of Windows.
The only way you're going to get XP to replace that Windows 2003 is to wipe the machine by booting from the XP CD.
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what is that mean by "wipe the machine by booting from the XP CD"?
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1.Boot from the XP CD and choose the option to delete the existing Windows partition.
2. Create a new partition where the deleted one was (unallocated space)
3. Select that partition on which to install XP (setup will automatically format it first).

All those steps can be performed with just your XP CD -- just follow the steps in the setup screens.

Edited by pip22, 08 August 2007 - 12:43 PM.

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when i boot the xp cd in... i dont see the "option"

that's all i can see

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what they meant is to boot/start up using the windows xp cd.

your windows xp cd should be bootable. then restart your computer to boot from cd.
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