Jump to content

Welcome to Geeks to Go - Register now for FREE

Geeks To Go is a helpful hub, where thousands of volunteer geeks quickly serve friendly answers and support. Check out the forums and get free advice from the experts. Register now to gain access to all of our features, it's FREE and only takes one minute. Once registered and logged in, you will be able to create topics, post replies to existing threads, give reputation to your fellow members, get your own private messenger, post status updates, manage your profile and so much more.

Create Account How it Works
Photo

want to remove windows xp


  • Please log in to reply

#1
rickjon2

rickjon2

    New Member

  • Member
  • Pip
  • 1 posts
I aquired a computer with a pirated version of windows xp, but I am unable to remove it!! Can anyone help??
I have the original Windows ME recovery disc, but this will not allow me to recover from it!!
Is there any way to remove windows xp so that I can do so!!
  • 0

Advertisements


#2
tazz1964

tazz1964

    Member

  • Member
  • PipPipPip
  • 608 posts
Hi
welcome to geekstogo
what you can do is boot with a 98 or me bootup disk and format your hard drive at the a: after booting with disk type format c:
<_<
  • 0

#3
quicksilver12

quicksilver12

    New Member

  • Member
  • Pip
  • 2 posts
There is no other way to remove windows xp except to use a utility called delpart. This program will destroy selected partitions, so be ready to use a dos program called fdisk to redo the hard drive. After that you must format the disk and reinstall the system. Your recovery disk will not work since it is an oem for that particular machine. I have a link that you can go to to obtain Lindows 4.5, which is a combination of windows and linux, and acts just like windows xp. The only difference is it will run linux and windows based programs. It should not be more than $60.

Go to www.walmart.com or www.lindows.com to purchase. <_<
  • 0






Similar Topics

0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users

As Featured On:

Microsoft Yahoo BBC MSN PC Magazine Washington Post HP