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Upgrade from XP Home(Finnish) to XP Pro (English)


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#1 SaxonManFinland

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Posted 12 February 2005 - 04:29 AM

I wonder if anyone has an idea. I have a new PC, which came with XP Home (Finnish Version). Not Speaking Finnish I want to install my own LEGAL COPY of XP PRO In English, but when I insert and Run CD I get an Error message and it aborts..........Error Message is NOT about faulty CD, but says not allowed or something

Come On you Finns, get me out of this hole, it is making my life (and Grindlers) hell.

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Posted 12 February 2005 - 12:20 PM

Does the message say something like 'Cannot be installed from DOS"??
If so, that's because you need to BOOT your PC from the XP Pro CD.
You may have to alter your boot sequence in the BIOS setup to facilitate this. You can't install XP with a startup-floppy like earlier versions.

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Posted 12 February 2005 - 12:22 PM

if that isn't the problem --- try booting from a 98 startup-floppy --- delete existing 'non-DOS' C: partition. Create new. Then format it. Now try XP Pro install again.

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Posted 12 February 2005 - 12:38 PM

Thanks PIP, will get translation and try tomorrow.

Cheers

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Posted 21 February 2005 - 05:30 AM

you can't install an english version of XP over a Finnish version as i had the same problem with office 2000 i couldn't get it from english to chinease.

the only way you could try is formatt hardrive and just install english version of XP. long as you have the whole program and not an upgrade.

my problem was that i had english windows with english office and i needed a chinease windows to install chinease office.




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