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#1 Exhile

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Posted 12 August 2005 - 06:17 PM

I am installing windows xp via dos and it says it will install faster with it. but i do not know how to turn it on. any help? --- Exhile

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Posted 12 August 2005 - 06:24 PM

You could just download a new boot disk from: http://www.bootdisk.com

Or, you can change the boot order in your BIOS to make your CD drive the first bootable drive, and boot off of the installation CD.

Good-luck.
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Posted 12 August 2005 - 06:27 PM

I have a bootdisk (floppy drive) how can i accomplish what you suggested (sorry im not too good with all the dos stuff )

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Posted 12 August 2005 - 06:51 PM

Ok, lets go back a bit...the preferred method to install XP, is to boot off of the installation CD. If your computer does not boot off of the CD, you can go into the BIOS and change the boot order so that your CD drive is the first bootable drive.

I can help you with that, but you need to answer a couple of questions...

What is the make/model of your computer?
What version of XP are you installing, home or professional?
Is this a fresh install?(nothing on the hard drive now..or needed)

There are various links on the web that will walk you through an XP installation.

One of them can be found here:

http://www.theeldergeek.com/xp_pro_install_-_graphic.htm

Edited by Joshuacat, 12 August 2005 - 06:53 PM.

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Posted 12 August 2005 - 06:56 PM

its ok, i changed the startup boot to cd rom and im now into the xp setup, many thanks

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Posted 12 August 2005 - 07:03 PM

Great! Thanks for posting back.
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Posted 12 August 2005 - 07:29 PM

but now it freezes when it asks for a disc of an older version (which i have)

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Posted 12 August 2005 - 08:50 PM

That means you are doing an upgrade - not a fresh install.

If the old version cd you have is a legitimate copy follow the directions.




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