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XP home reinstall does not find previous version of Xp home

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by dopangle, Feb 6, 2011.

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  1. dopangle

    dopangle Thread Starter

    Feb 1, 2011
    I am trying to do a reinstall of xp home and on setup it says it cannot find a previous version on hard drive. XP got corrupted and won't boot that is why I was going to reinstall. Any ideas?????
  2. TheOutcaste


    Aug 7, 2007
    Sounds like you have an Upgrade disc, does it say Upgrade on the disc itself?
    Is it asking you it insert a disk with the previous OS?

    In that case, you should be able to insert the CD for your previous operating system (Win9x/WinME/Win2K) to show setup that you have a qualifying copy.
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