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#1 jonesnewton

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Posted 04 December 2010 - 11:08 AM

Hi, I am in need of some help.
I have an old Compaq laptop which originally had Win 98 installed, but I got XP put on it, but that proved to be too much for it to handle. I now have Win ME to replace it, but I cannot seem to delete the XP version?? I tried to format © it but it will not let me?
When I try to load ME it says it is running, but nothing happens?

I assumed like XP, when you put in CD it asks a few Qs whether you want to do this or that, but this does not? Is it because I want to go the other way, I mean downgrade from XP to ME??

Any ideas how to install ME on this comp, I want my child to start to use a comp so this would be a good start.

Thanks in advance..

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Posted 04 December 2010 - 11:22 AM

Use a product like Derik's Nuke and Boot to wipe the drive then install the operating system. This program will completely overwrite the entire hdd leaving you essentially a blank hdd.

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