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uninstall xp and install 2000


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realistpnoy

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i want to uninstall xp and install 2000 on my laptop
h500gt
p3 500mhz
128mb

thanks

Edited by realistpnoy, 12 December 2008 - 08:14 PM.

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do you have win2k disk and the key?
If no backup needed and you have the disk with the key then you can just boot off the win2k disk and follow instruction to format the drive and do clean install. hitting F12 on start up should pop up the boot option to boot from a disk
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before i formatted i saw the

C: with around 12gb of space
and an unallocated with 8mb, what is that 8mb for?

im able to connect using ethernet cable but when i installed the airlink wireless adapter driver it says network cable is unplugged...why is that? and it says Local Area Connection even though its wireless

Edited by realistpnoy, 13 December 2008 - 04:47 AM.

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8mb unallocated space is nothing to be worried about, usually computer manufactures leave extra partitions with recovery or hardware diagnostic. Sense it was unallocated you could've combined it with the rest but doesn't have to.
About the drivers, check on the dell website for the latest drivers if you haven't yet. Sometimes they will have few different drivers for different wireless card that were used so you can try them all. You should be able to use your service tag number.
On the computer go to start->run and then type in devmgmt.msc
In device manager see if there is anything that has yellow question marks or exclamation marks.

Edited by yevgenievich, 13 December 2008 - 09:25 AM.

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same thing happened when i installed netgear WG111T usb adapter but the airlink wireless was working before when xp pro was installed

and ive installed everything on microsoft update, heres the dell drivers dont think theres an update for this problem

but theres 25 files though

http://support.dell..../...n&TabIndex=

Edited by realistpnoy, 14 December 2008 - 06:42 PM.

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same thing happened when i installed netgear WG111T usb adapter but the airlink wireless was working before when xp pro was installed

and ive installed everything on microsoft update, heres the dell drivers dont think theres an update for this problem

but theres 25 files though

http://support.dell..../...n&TabIndex=


my wireless card is recognize as enthernet adapter, Local Area Connection 2

Edited by realistpnoy, 14 December 2008 - 08:21 PM.

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check the device manager and see if it has any question marks or exclamation marks beside the network adapter. I think you might still be missing a driver

Edited by yevgenievich, 15 December 2008 - 09:45 AM.

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nope...it says this device is working properly
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what's the service tag number and can you give me the direct link to the driver you used?
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heres my wireless brand and model

AWLC3025

http://www.airlinkpl...ss/awlc3025.htm

direct download for AWLC3025 here http://www.airlinkpl...ss_download.htm

and for this netgear WG111T i used the installation disc

http://kbserver.netg...ucts/WG111T.asp

i tried both of them and it still recognize my wireless card as Local Area Connection...thanks for the reply

UPDATE problem resolved by installing the utility software of my wireless device

Edited by realistpnoy, 15 December 2008 - 08:00 PM.

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