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I am trying to install XP or 98 on my friends Sony Vaio. I installed the XP disc and it installed fine and worked great..until I restarted the cpu. I tried to install it again but the it goes back to the DOC screen like it's not saving it for some reason. I checked the SONY website but it doesn't have any support for this specific model. Any suggestions?
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Hello welcome to GeeksToGo, We will be happy to help you.

Do you have the original discs for the computer?

Edited by rshaffer61, 07 April 2009 - 07:01 PM.

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Thank you. Happy to be here. Unfortunately he doesn't. I'm using my CD from my SONY VAIO.It's a newer version than his. The CPU was given to him like that.
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Was it originally with 98 or Xp.
There should be a sticker on the system usually on the side with that info.
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It's originally 98
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We can try to do a repair install on XP. The one question I need to ask tho is if this Xp disk is your friends or is it yours?
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The XP disc is mine.
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So that means your friend has no registration number for it? You by law cannot install it on another computer and use your registration number.
Pursuant to the Terms Of Use of GeeksToGo I cannot continue to help with this matte. Your friend would have to purchase thier own copy of Xp to install it legally.
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ok. I completely understand. Could you tell me why it would not save the software though?
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Prob due to a corrupted installation. Without original discs it will be harder to do what you want.
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ok. Thank you for your help. I appreciate it.
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ok. I completely understand. Could you tell me why it would not save the software though?


The reason it may not have installed, is the Sony may have been designed for Win 98, I'm not 100% sure but it could have been old enough and not been compatible with XP, But again I'm not sure. I don't have any info on the computer, and I haven't researched this, because I lack the info

good luck

Cbarnard

Edited by cbarnard, 14 April 2009 - 10:13 PM.

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