Installing Win XP

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maynard732

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Hello,

I put together a brand new computer. I am taking my hard drive from my old computer to use on the new one. i was operating under win 98. I want to go to Win XP Pro on the new computer, I have the install disk and key code. I ran FDISK and FORMAT on the hard drive before removing it, I wanted to start from scratch. To install Win XP do I need a boot disk? I guess I should have found out how to do this before I ran FORMAT. If I do need a boot disk, can I get one off the internet? if not, how do I install Win XP? If I turn the old computer on now I only get a message, "Invalid Disk". Basically, how do I install Win XP on a hard drive that just got reformatted and is going to a new computer?

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Maynard
 
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Hi,

There is a link at this site where you can download setup disks. The site I refer you to is also really good instructions on how to install your platform.

Another helpful link can be found by clicking here .

Have fun!
 

Triple6

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You don't need a bootdisk. The XP CD is bootable. In the BIOS set the boot order to A,CD-ROM, HDD or anything you wish as long as the CD comes before the HDD. Then follow the onscreen instructions and good luck.
 
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