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How do i install Windows XP

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by tohm, Jul 24, 2006.

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  1. tohm

    tohm Thread Starter

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    How do I install windows XP over an already preinstalled, yet corrupt windows 2000 without reformatting? ... Like will booting from the CD and accessing the Windows XP setup reformat for me, then install and everything? Thanks.
     
  2. unbidden

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    Do you want to reformat or no?
    What version of Windows XP (Home or Pro)?

    Please list what specs you can think of concerning your pc. (processor, ram, etc.)
     
  3. tohm

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    Clean install including format. XP home. the systems specs are fine, it used to run 2000.
     
  4. Old Rich

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    This is a site that walks you thru a simulated XP installation:
    http://www.echoproject.net/en/software/catalog.html

    These are good guides to reinstalling XP . . you might want to print one for reference during the install.

    http://www.winsupersite.com/showcase/windowsxp_sg_clean.asp
    http://www.socrtwo.info/cleanxpinstall.htm
    http://www.theeldergeek.com/xp_home_install_-_graphic.htm

    You will likely have to reload drivers (Chipset first) and applications, If your XP installation disc does not include SP2, after the installation, you will need to download and install SP-2, while windows is clean. Prior to connecting to the internet be sure you enable the XP firewall.

    If you want to save your files and settings, you can use the XP Files and Settings Transfer (FAST) wizard to create an image of them and save to cd or other removable media. These are good guides to using the FAST wizard. Just be sure you have an up-to-date antivirus before you re-instate them!

    http://www.winsupersite.com/showcase/windowsxp_sg_fstw.asp
    http://www.dougknox.com/xp/tips/xp_repair_install.htm
     
  5. unbidden

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    simpswr has you covered. Just follow one of those linked tutorials.
     
  6. tohm

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    Yeah, last thing: I don't have a product key. what do I do?
     
  7. bearone2

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    buy a new version.
     
  8. tohm

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    Oh. *smacks forehead*
     
  9. bearone2

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    it's time to fall on the sword.
     
  10. Empire2500

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    there is a way to get it...but its illegal (for free)
     
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