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Reinstalling XP on Dell Latitude D610

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Crazy10, Apr 20, 2013.

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  1. Crazy10

    Crazy10 Thread Starter

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    I need to reinstall XP on a Dell Latitude laptop. The service tag is 5C5SP1J. I have a XP CD but it won't recognize the CD nor boot up. I tried the USB action but it won't format it! I need to reinstall because it had a illegal copy of XP on there. Also, my sister may be selling it.
    The COA is Windows XP Professional SP0. I am on a tight budget so I can't get a Dell XP disc.
     
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    According to service tag number 5C5SP1J, here is the support site that's specific only to that Dell Latitude D610 laptop.

    According to its system configuration section, it was purchased in June 2005 in the United Kingdom and came with Windows XP Professional SP2 pre-installed.

    You say you have a Windows XP disc, but you didn't say what version and service pack number that disc is, and if it's an original or copied disc, and if it's a retail or OEM-branded disc.

    Is the CD/DVD drive set first in the boot order in the BIOS?

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  3. Crazy10

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    It is XP SP0 and a original disc that has been copied to a blank CD. It's a retail copy and yes it is set to boot from CD/DVD drive in the BIOS. I found a software to update the key from retail (335) to OEM (OEM). I tried with a different disc and that worked.
     
  4. flavallee

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    I don't understand half of what you're saying and I question the legality of what you're doing, so I've requested an Administrator/Moderator to jump in.

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    What do you mean by that bolded statement? Retail and OEM licenses are two different things and you can't turn one into the other. Are you referring to the "Product Key Update tool" which in fact changes the key?
     
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    What do you mean by XP SP0? Is it the original version of Windows XP without any service pack?

    Is it XP Home Edition or XP Professional or XP Media Center Edition?

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  7. Crazy10

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    Cookiegal Yes I am.

    Frank Original version XP Pro.
     
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    OK so where is the original CD? Perhaps the copy is the problem.
     
  9. flavallee

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    If its the ORIGINAL version of Windows XP Professional, you need to download and save and then burn the full SP2 and SP3 upgrades to a CD-R/DVD-R.

    I'm not positive, but you may need to install SP2 first before installing SP3.

    Depending on how the original disc was copied, it may not be bootable.

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  10. Crazy10

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    When you say original do you mean as in the Dell disc, I lost it. I made a backup before I lost it. Having a look on eBau, I can't find one.
     
  11. Crazy10

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    I tried it on another Dell laptop and it booted up fine.
     
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    If the Press any key to boot from CD command appears when you boot from the disc, it's bootable.

    If it's booting in one laptop but not in the other laptop, and you've confirmed the CD/DVD drive is first in the boot order in the BIOS, I don't know what the problem is.

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  13. Crazy10

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    Update: I tried another CD. This one is a blank one. Same result - CD is not recognized. This is how I intend to do it:

    1) Once XP is installed, use the Key Update tool to use the original OEM key.
    But I can't do that if my disc is SP3 and not the original copy...
     
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    I have no comment about using a product key update tool.

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    If you mean that you are going to install a genuine Windows XP and use the original Product Key (on the COA sticker) it does not matter what service pack level ('cause you're going to end up with SP3 anyhow, I hope). I don't understand your reference to a Key Update tool; just enter the key on the COA when prompted.

    But you do need an OEM (not retail) installation CD, and the version (Home or Pro or Media Center) must match.
     
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