Hello all, I am trying to install Xp upgrade/home over a pirate copy of XP Pro, i am trying to be a legitimate XP home user w/ new XP upgrade/home disc from retail store.
i am trying this thru 4 ways with no luck,
1). cmd prompt format c: enter, then "y" and enter. next is typical warning, of warning next it says" format cannot run because is in use by another process. format may run if this volume is dismounted first. all opened handles to this volume would then be invalid. do you want to continue.<y/n>"
type y and n different times and still will not run this way,
2). have also went to MMC, disc management and options to delete/format partition is grayed out. ?
3) have changed defaults in BIOS to default and restarted PC w/disc in to install windows, then gives msg of
boot failure, reboot and select proper boot device or insert boot media in selected boot device. press any key to continue.
4). insert disc while PC is on, click on install windows, and setup cannot upgrade your current installation to windows XP your current installation of windows is not a supported upgrade path.
setup cannot continue, OK.
this is a Maxtor 40 GB HD, basic volume partition,with 1 partition only.