HP Pavilion 771N OS Install

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mjb007bond

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Hi, I have an old HP Pavilion 771N that seems to have an edition of XP SP1 on it somewhere. I pulled the drive and set it up as an external on another computer to reformat it. I thought I could then install XP Pro SP2 from my own disk. I can't get it to boot from the new XP Pro SP2 disk. Anyone know how to do this?

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Mark B.
 
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Howdy,

There may be a key like F2 on start up that might say boot menu or similar. Or get into bios by tapping a key and change the boot order to CD to first Save and Exit.

here are the usual keys for entering Bios to press on startup.

  • {Delete} (modern Award and AMI BIOSes)
  • {F2} (modern Phoenix BIOSes)
  • {Ctrl}+{Alt}+{Esc}
  • {Ctrl}+{Esc}
  • {Alt}+{Esc}
  • {Ctrl}+{Alt}+{S}
  • {F1}
 
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