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Peter Britz

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Hi, I bought a cell phone and got a Sahara Laptop with it. The problem is it has a Starter Edition of windows XP on it. I can not do certain things on this version like change the background etc. I have also tried to reinstall my own windows XP but it will not allow me to.
How can I overcome this problem? :)
Thanks Guys and Gals

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Neil Jones

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These are limitations of the Starter Edition.
There is no reason why you can't overwrite that one and use your own. Boot off your XP CD and wipe it from there. You can't upgrade, you have to wipe it.
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That computer may not handle your XP you are trying to put on.

This quote (copied from) Paul Thurrott's

Windows XP Starter Edition is designed--and, incidentally, licensed--to run only on the inexpensive, low-end PCs that will be sold in the target markets. Today, those PCs feature a 233-to-300 MHz Intel Celeron or AMD Duron/Sempron processor, 64-128 MB of RAM, a 40 GB hard drive, a CD-ROM or DVD drive, and an 800 x 600 SVGA resolution display.


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Peter Britz

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Thanks for the answers guys.
I will try and boot from the CD and then wipe it from there. I am sure Windows XP will run on the computer as I have a full version of Office and alot of other programs which I dont realy need on it.
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