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GUSMAN

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I just wondered if it is actually possible to boot off a windows xp disk. I have tried it before with no joy. I thought they were just upgrades. I usually end up booting with a win 98 disk installing it, then putting xp on .
I assign the drive, type in cd\tools\sysrec and pcrestor but it never finds it, with win 98 disk in, no prob

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You will have to change bios settings to use the cd drive as first boot device.

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Hiya
Yeah I know that but the pc cant recognise the xp disk, but will recognise the windows 98 disk straight away. Is there actually a boot record on an xp disk??

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If the XP Upgrade disk is good and you are booting from the cd drive that it is in, it should give you the "Press any key message" within a few seconds. If you do press any key in time you will be off to the races.

I would recommend a clean install to avoid having to deal with hangover problems from your old OS.
 
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