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Windows Xp Will Not Install Over Newer Verion..?


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#1 Clydesdale™

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Posted 06 December 2007 - 12:58 PM

I was going to install Windows XP last night but I get a message saying that my current XP is newer then the one I want to install so it won't let me. How can I get around that? I'm using the same software that came with this 'puter.

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Posted 06 December 2007 - 02:05 PM

If you are doing a reinstall (as opposed to a repair install), wipe the hard drive first and then install Windows (for wiping the drive you could use something like Darik's Boot and Nuke).
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Posted 11 December 2007 - 11:58 AM

If you are doing a reinstall (as opposed to a repair install), wipe the hard drive first and then install Windows (for wiping the drive you could use something like Darik's Boot and Nuke).

I looked into Darik`s Boot and Nuke and it says I have to be a registered Microsoft .... bla bla. I`ll look for some tutorial for how do I install from boot then format. I've never done that so I don't know how.
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Posted 11 December 2007 - 12:38 PM

I'm just curious here, why are you needing to reinstall the OS?

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Posted 11 December 2007 - 12:51 PM

I think use format not quick format.
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Posted 11 December 2007 - 01:20 PM

I'm just curious here, why are you needing to reinstall the OS?

Because there was some bugs in it from day 1 when I bought it new several years ago from Futurshop and didn't mater what I tried, I couldn't get rid of them. Bugs are gone now but now I still have the old stuff lurking around in the hard drive somewhere. My step son is an IT graduate and will come do a fresh install for me this weekend.
Thanks for all your help.
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Posted 20 December 2007 - 09:32 PM

Ok, I successfully formated my hard drive, re-installed Windows XP but I made a mistake. :trumpet: :thumbsup:

I have 2 computers side by side and I have no idea why or how, except for the fact that it was late at night & I was tired :inlove: but, when I installed XP, I used the serial # off the other puter by mistake. Now the both have the same reg. serial number. The good one is already reg & activated. I now have 23 days left to activate the one I re-installed XP. Is there a way to change the reg. # to it's proper# without having to re-install again? :flowers:
Thanks again
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Posted 20 December 2007 - 09:55 PM

http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=50346&clcid=0x409

Microsoft has a tool for that, happens often it seems
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Posted 26 December 2007 - 11:11 PM

Thank you very much Chewy!!! :thumbsup:
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