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Vista instal over xp


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#1 chrisatbluescreen

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Posted 21 October 2009 - 05:42 PM

this laptop i have, i received no cds with it. If i had the vista cd's is it possible to
boot the vista cd, and instal that over what i have now? I had a nasty virus and
i would like to try this if it is possible. please help.
the original problem can be found here: original issue with virus and blue screen.
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#2 figgis41

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Posted 22 October 2009 - 01:03 PM

hi,,,, i would not bother installing vista on an xp machine,,,, apart from needing a vista product key there will be lots of driver issues with it if you do,,,, you need to get your hands on an xp disc and do a clean install using that disc and the product key on the bottom of the laptop,,,
good luck.
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Posted 23 October 2009 - 01:03 AM

the op has pm'd me to let me know he hs found an xp disc ,,,, nice one :huh:
and has asked for instructions on how to clean install
first i would backup the drive just in case there is stuff on there you need or wan to keep,,,
second i would try for a repair first using the recovery options on the xp disc,,, this will save a lot of messing and will also preserve all files and original setup of the pc (if it fixes the issues your having)

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/tutorials/repair-windows-with-windows-startup-repair/
this is a tutorial on how to do a start up repair,,, its for vista but its about the same for xp

then if you need to do a clean install of the os try this link below
http://www.winsupersite.com/showcase/windowsxp_sg_clean.asp
skip to the bottom for the install instructions,,,,,
hope this helps you and
good luck.
Figgis,,,, LUFC




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