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Posted 21 February 2010 - 12:14 PM
Posted 21 February 2010 - 12:49 PM
Well if you don't have the WinME disc then I don't think it will work. As you say WinXP makes an hardware configuration of the computers its install on to. Therefore the hard drive will be different so it won't accept it.
My friend's hard drive that houses his xp installation is failing. The XP installation was an upgrade from ME on a FAT32 formatted drive, so the only disk he has is the upgrade disk. We have bought a new drive which we would like to use as a replacement and format to NTFS.
Is there a way to move the XP upgrade installation to this new drive without XP complaining about a new hardware configuration or can you perform a full new installation of XP with the upgrade disk?
Windows ME (spare computer)
Windows XP 2002 Professional SP3 (desktop computer)
Windows 7 Professional SP1 32bit (laptop computer)
Windows 8 64bit spare drive for laptop computer
Posted 21 February 2010 - 04:26 PM
Posted 21 February 2010 - 05:46 PM
Posted 22 February 2010 - 07:19 PM
Posted 22 February 2010 - 07:24 PM
If you are installing from a full version Windows XP CD the installation continues without intervention. If you’re using an upgrade version CD this is where Microsoft confirms your eligibility by requesting the media that allows you to use the upgrade version. Insert your media in the drive, let the verification complete and reinsert the XP CD when prompted.
Edited by Ken-in-West-Seattle, 22 February 2010 - 07:25 PM.
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