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#1 aGnomeRandom

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Posted 17 March 2012 - 09:19 PM

My mother needed her pc fixed, so she took it to get it fixed. I asked her how much the computer was to be to fix it she said like 100 something dollars and the people were just going to put in a new psu. I had an extra Psu and told her I could do it for free. After I installed it and turned on the Pc it loaded fine and it came up as an installation of Xp, even though Xp was already installed and working fine before hand. I decided to let it run its coarse. I came back in like 30 minutes to check on it, and it said something like "We need Xp installation disk 2, to finish.". I don't that disk it's asking for, I wanted to cancel it and install a copy of Win7 anyways.

Is there a way to cancel the installation? Or do I have to finish it? and if so where can I find the stuff online to put on the disk to finish it?

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Posted 18 March 2012 - 03:46 AM

Hi -
1/ Can you list the Make and Model please -

2/ Do you have a Genuine XP Microsoft CD ?

3/ Have you already purchased a Windows7 DVD set ?

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Posted 18 March 2012 - 04:46 AM

My mother needed her pc fixed, so she took it to get it fixed. I asked her how much the computer was to be to fix it she said like 100 something dollars and the people were just going to put in a new psu. I had an extra Psu and told her I could do it for free. After I installed it and turned on the Pc it loaded fine and it came up as an installation of Xp, even though Xp was already installed and working fine before hand. I decided to let it run its coarse. I came back in like 30 minutes to check on it, and it said something like "We need Xp installation disk 2, to finish.". I don't that disk it's asking for, I wanted to cancel it and install a copy of Win7 anyways.

Is there a way to cancel the installation? Or do I have to finish it? and if so where can I find the stuff online to put on the disk to finish it?

Thanks
- Gnome

Sounds to me like you had an ASR (Automatic System Recovery) floppy in the drive when you booted up. That's the only scenario I can envisage whereby the system will ask for a secondary installation media if it doesn't detect it in the DVD drive. A genuine Windows XP installation DVD is located on one disc.

Did your mother's PC come with XP preinstalled? If so, then she would have had to have made a backup in order to reinstall it again. If she didn't do that, then your only option now will be to either purchase Windows 7, or use a free operating system like Ubuntu. See: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ubuntu_%28operating_system%29




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