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Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by hackedsmurf, Aug 4, 2002.

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  1. hackedsmurf

    hackedsmurf Thread Starter

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    im trying to install windows xp pro into my laptop. its a compaq presario 1200 and what i wanna do is install it from the boot so what i did was go into the bios and change the boot to cdrom but the computer wont boot from the cdrom for some reason im trying to figure out so if u can help me that would be great
     
  2. Ktsmom02

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    Not sure why your laptop won't boot from the CDROM, but when I installed Windows XP myself on my laptop I had to boot from the CD to install it.

    Do you want to ALWAYS boot from the CD, or just to install Windows XP? If just to install XP, change the BIOS back.

    Insert the CD, then reboot the laptop. You should get an option to "click any key to boot from CD" after the BIOS runs its course. Once you click on any key, the installation should run automatically.

    This is what worked for me.
     
  3. Bryan

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    Just to be sure, are you installing from an original Microsoft XP Pro CD or is it a copy?
     
  4. hackedsmurf

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    its a copy of the original cd but when i reinstalled xp on my other computer it worked fine just for some reason it dont wanna boot from the cd rom with the laptop
     
  5. Bryan

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    Sorry but we don't allow these types of posts here at TSG. Installing the same copy of Windows XP on two PCs is unfortunately illegal. This thread is closed unless I've misinterpreted what your trying to do. Sorry .......
     
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