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Can't Boot Xp Home

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I am trying to do a clean install Windows Xp Home.
I have Windows xp pro on my pc now and I want to install Windows xp Home.
When i try to install from the cd the system tells me the software i have installed is earler version than what i am trying to install, and won't let me install.
I go to bios set the first boot device, the pc starts and says push any key to start from CD at this time I can't type or get any key to work.
I made a formatting floppy put in the "A" drive and set the bios to floppy first boot and when it goes to A:\ at this instant I can't type anything at all.
please help

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Hi philipwk and :welcome:
Do you have a full retail XP home installation disk?
XP pro will not allow you to do what you are attempting because XP home is in essence an inferior OS due to the fact that it does not have all the features that XP pro does and that is why you are getting the earlier version message.
If you are certain that you want to do a full format and fresh installation you will need to use a superior OS disk or a 3rd party software to format the HDD and then partition and install XP home on the HDD.
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