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Cyphonik

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I just got a new computer from someone for my Child, however, the person I got it from had a lot of Porn and such on the computer, I don't want my child to see any of that so I went out and bought a copy of Microsoft XP home, I don't want to go to Vista (not a big fan) I put in the CD, and click install Windows. I get the following Error message

Setup cannot continue because the version of Windows on your computer is newer than the version on the CD.

So I went in and changed the Boot settings in the BIOS to go to CD first, so I restarted the CD, It says press any key to run CD, however, when I click any key it still just ignores the command and goes straight to Windows Startup. It don't go to the CD install at all. I don't want to buy a new HD. Please help me figure out how to earse the Harddrive and get the new install to work.
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silverbeard

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Hi Cyphonik,

Is this a Upgrade copy? Do you have an old 98 disk? You'll need an older version of Windows to use an Update if you use the following.

You can download DBAN and completely wipe the the hard drive and try to boot from CD. The XP installer has a partition/format tool to set up the hard drive.

There is also GParted and Parted Magic that can be used to repartition and format.
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Kemasa

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I would also suggest DBAN. You can also use a Knoppix Live CD to boot and remote the partitions.
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