I have a new computer that I need to reformat with the proper operating software (XP Pro, an older version that has never failed me) The version on the machine right now is not running things properly and won't install certain updates (unverified perhaps?)
This new machine is foreign territory to me as it has sata drive and is 64 bit. As far as I know, this is all that sets it apart, for the most part, from the rest of my computers. It's as state of the art as I could put out for
I've never had a problem installing this XP Pro disc on any other of the computers so I don't see it as the problem at this point.
Here's the deal...Computer reboots with disc in, I press any key to boot from the disc, Windows does it's thing, I'm asked what I want to do, I press enter, it continues in a normal fashion up until the license agreement. I can't get past here. I have the choices of f8=accept, esc=do not agree, and next page. My f8 does nothing. If I press esc, I'm exiting the install right away. Scrolling down, to read the agreement, and then pressing f8, doesn't change anything either (as it sometimes does on web pages) Finally, out of frustration, I believe I've covered every key across the board
This machine won't do things the other slower, more out of date ones will. Is this another of those things? Do I see a trip to the builder of this box in my future?
Any info would be greatly appreciated. I'd like to get this done at home without having to take it in. I'm usually successful, but this ones got me stumped.
Thanx for your time and help