[Solved] install probs with xp pro

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ian.p.h

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I am trying to install xp pro as an upgrade from 98se, but when it tries to copy files it comes to windows media player 2 and tells me that it can't copy the files. so I choose to quit the install until I got some more info. it gives the option to skip the file, try again, or quit. is there a way to uninstall win plr 2? any help would be great. thanks
 
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Uninstall Media Player 2 first by going to ControlPanel - Add/Remove Programs, and then try XP installation/upgrade.

Good luck..
 

ian.p.h

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i also thought of that, but its not listed in the add/remove programs, what would happen if i just skipped that file?
 
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Pl. try these:

** From Add/Remove Programs/Windows set-up, Uncheck the "Multimedia' component. Try to upgrade. OR

** First Upgrade/Install 'Windows Media Player 7' on your system and then try upgrading to XP. OR

** Skip the file, and proceed with the rest of the installation.
You may not have Windows Media Player 8 (which comes with XP).
Install Windows Media Player 7 later on (of course, you'll not be able to use some features which come with WMP 8).

Good Luck..
 

ian.p.h

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i solved the problem. instead of quitting i skipped the file and it seems to be working fine(famous last words). but i thank eveybody for their help.
 
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