my laptop was windows xp
I rebooted my laptop, with windows 2000 cd (because i am stupid )
now my laptop is windows 2000, i can't access internet or anything
i don't know whats going on.
i had some trouble with rebooting like:
1: i accidentally formatted Disk C:
2: It asked me for my product key, which rebooting doesn't
3: i don't know how to undo this.
This is what i did the first time:
first i shut down my computer.
put windows 2000 cd in my laptop, pressed f12
got in to boot menu
clicked on cd/dvd/cd-rw drive
press a key to boot for a cd came up.
i did that,
screen saying windows 2000 setup came up
setup started loading files
Then a screen came up saying (welcome to set up)
I pressed enter to continue
Then the microsoft windows 2000 professional end-user license agreement for microsoft desktop operating systems came.
i pressed f8 which said i agree then a screen saying
Then a box showed up with unpartitioned space and C drive and D drive.
I clicked C Drive and pressed enter (Enter=Install, I forgot to read the top which said (to set up windows 2000 on the selected item, press ENTER)
than screen came up saying (To Continue Setup using this partition, press C or cancel press escape)
than a screen came up saying Format the partition using the NTFS file ststem or Leave the current file system intact (no changes)
I pressed continue.
Than a screen came up saying to format the drive press F, or to select a diffrent partition for windows 2000 press escape.
i did the Format one.
and than the it started formatting, and windows xp was gone and i was left with windows 2000. .....
Than, i looked online and properly did the reboot, but my xp was changed to 2000.....
and i think i am screwed....
can anyone help me?
is there a way i can get my XP back?
is there a way to make XP cd? or Flopy on your own, i don't want to spend 50-80$ on the cd.... (way to much)
i want to get my laptop back to windows xp, which was installed in my laptop, and my laptop is able to run with window vista