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#1 jt23


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Posted 07 April 2010 - 11:54 PM

I am trying to install windows Xp Home Edition Oem on a computer that has a partial installation of windows 2000 professional on it. When I say partial installation was I was not able to complete the setup since the cd key wasnt working. So now I have a windows Xp Home Edition Oem Cd and I want to format the Hard drive to install it but not matter what I try even if I boot from the win Xp cd windows 2000 tries to load and it restarts the setup for windows 2000 I wan to start the Xp cd so I can reformat the drive and install it.

Any suggestions.

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Posted 08 April 2010 - 01:11 AM


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Posted 08 April 2010 - 06:14 AM

You have not mentioned what kind of your computer is. Can you boot from a floppy disk ? Can you boot from a USB disk ? Did you boot from a CD when installing Windows 2000 ?

If you can boot from a floppy disk :
Get a floppy disk image from the OldPhill provided. Create a floppy disk and boot from it, while keeping the XP CD in the CD drive.

If you can boot from a USB disk :

If you can boot from CD then you should try checking the BIOS settings if the CD drive is first bootable device.

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