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Please help! Format PC and Win XP istall


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so you're saying that while reinstalling windows you were surfing the internet from the three computers you were installing on?

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y would he need to get on during the instalation of windows :tazz:
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I just found out that I can't reboot PC2 with a XP proffessional disk because it wants the XP home edition cd. At least I know it will reboot if I have the right CD. By the way, I have a "non-original" Windows XP Professional CD. Will that make a difference? It runs well on my more functional PC1.
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reread last post.....horrible miscommunication on my part
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plz elaberate "non-original" we do not suport pirated software
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if it is a full version of windows it shouldnt matter what version of windows was on pc2 to begin with.
if you boot from the cd it should go to the windows setup dialog and allow you to format/reinstall
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Well where do you get a Windows XP cd if you got your windows installed when you bought the PC? In fact, the particular version of windows I have now I got from a friend who has the original, but sadly she passed away two weeks ago and she lived alone. It would be a bit akward to ask her family to go seek through her stuff for the CD. Also a bit insensitive. This sounds fabricated but it is true.
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this might help http://www.microsoft...ips/doug92.mspx
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i still recomend installing a fresh copy of windows by booting from the xp cd
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this is a little better than the other one
http://support.micro...om/?kbid=316941
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Tell me this then. If the PC gives the following message after selecting boot from cd: "please enter a copy of windows XP home edition into cd-rom drive"
is it because I am using a non-original cd or is it because the non-original cd is XP professional instead of XP home edition?
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ok just to check your process. you put the xp cd in your cdrom drive and then restarted your pc right?
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thanks dsenette!! but PC2 not accepting the CD.
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Well where do you get a Windows XP cd if you got your windows installed when you bought the PC? In fact, the particular version of windows I have now I got from a friend who has the original, but sadly she passed away two weeks ago and she lived alone. It would be a bit akward to ask her family to go seek through her stuff for the CD. Also a bit insensitive. This sounds fabricated but it is true.

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It may be insensitive but the fact remains you are using a pirated/copied version of XP which is both illegal and not supported by this forum..

Should you purchase your own copy or a license for that copy from Microsoft, we will be able to continue support..

Until then, I will be asking a Moderator to close this thread!!

Sorry..

Murray
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