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Shipped (from DELL) software installs with 'retail' XP

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by gene600528, Jan 25, 2006.

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  1. gene600528

    gene600528 Thread Starter

    Jun 30, 2003
    I have 4 yr old Dimension 4300(from DELL) - originally it had MS ME as operating sys - I used the CD DELL sent to upgrade to XP Home 2 years ago... then my initial problems started.
    Now Win XP will not boot (except in Safe Mode) ... an error flashes on the screen (about 1/2 sec) after the initial windows screen (not the splash screen - the screen with the 'thermometer guage' display) and XP will not boot. (I've taken a video of the screen and looked at it in 'freeze-frame' but the error is not specific .... basically says there's an error that precludes Win from running).
    I'm about to purchase a retail upgrtade version of XP Home (been thinking about doing this for over a year because my current XP will not 'accept' the XP Upgrade CD when I try to add something from the Win CD to my system ... eg network programming - I had deleted a lot initially to reduce the size on my C: disk).
    MY QUESTION: will I be able to reinstall some of the software (MS Suite for example) after the retail version of XP is installed?
    BTW - I'm using my daughters PC because mine is down.

    PS: I don't believe there is anything illegal here ... it's ALL my machine only ... I have a valid Win XP system now (even tho it doesn't work) .... I purchased the PC originally from DELL so the additional software is already installed and the CDs are mine ... and I'm purchasing a new, completely valid XP Home program.
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