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#1 3rdtine

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Posted 18 December 2005 - 07:41 AM

Hello everyone, i need some help because i currently have windows xp home on my computer and i have windows xp pro disk. i want to get rid of everything on my hard drive and then install xp pro onto my computer. Could anyone tell me how to do this please?

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Posted 18 December 2005 - 09:22 AM

First let me welcome you to BC.
Do you have the COA key that came with the Windows XP Pro disk? It's the multi-color stick with a 25 digit number, that should have been on the outside of the package. If yes, all you have to do is boot your computer with the XP Pro disk in the CD drive. If not you will not be able to use the XP Pro disk because the XP Home COA (the little stick with the 25 digit number) is not compatble with XP Pro. There is not work around to lack of a COA.
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Posted 18 December 2005 - 10:57 AM

Thanks for the help...i have done that now but when i start my computer i has 2 options.
It says pick your OS and has 2 windows xp pro's. I dont think i installed it twice :thumbsup:
When i click on the first "Windows xp pro" everything loads up fine.
When i click on the second "windows xp pro" it comes up the install menu and say put my install disk it.
Do you know how i can get rid of the second one?

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Posted 18 December 2005 - 11:10 AM

Yep you installed it twice. The second one must be a bad install. If you are not too far along (No programs or service pack) I would delete all partitions with the XP Pro install disk then start over installing. That is just me.
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Posted 18 December 2005 - 11:15 AM

Yep you installed it twice. The second one must be a bad install. If you are not too far along (No programs or service pack) I would delete all partitions with the XP Pro install disk then start over installing. That is just me.

Is there any other way because ive got the service pack and installed a few programs?

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Posted 18 December 2005 - 11:19 AM

I've neer done it before. I'm sure one of the other members can give you solid advise on the subjust. I alway go for the nuclear option.
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Posted 18 December 2005 - 12:18 PM

I've neer done it before. I'm sure one of the other members can give you solid advise on the subjust. I alway go for the nuclear option.

Ok thanks, ill wait and see if anyone else can help.

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Posted 18 December 2005 - 08:30 PM

Here's a link with 2 ways of removing it:
http://www.cyberwalker.net/faqs/reinstall-...-copies-xp.html
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