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#1 idfk101

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Posted 27 July 2013 - 11:28 AM

i have a 250 gb western digital hardrive and when i try to boot with that hardrive alone it shows "select proper boot device and reboot" so ive been told in needs an os but i dont have one so is there a way to download one and boot from a usb or something??



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Posted 27 July 2013 - 11:42 AM

The only legal downloads for Windows OSs is if you have a Technet or MSDN subsciption $$$.

 

You could put Linux on it. It's free. Ubuntu is highly popular.


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Posted 27 July 2013 - 05:08 PM

Do you have a suggestion to maybe a not so legal download? Would something like a torrent from pirate bay work?

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Posted 27 July 2013 - 05:11 PM

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Posted 27 July 2013 - 07:34 PM

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Posted 28 July 2013 - 02:17 AM

Ok let mw try this a different way. If i have a legally purchased os on a usb is it possible to boot from the usb and copy the files to the hardrive?

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Posted 28 July 2013 - 04:40 AM

You can't just copy it. You must install it from USB.



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Posted 28 July 2013 - 10:52 AM

Ok then how do i get it on the hardrive because the hardrive isnt recognized?? If i boot from usb and then run the setup would that put it on my hardrive?

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Posted 28 July 2013 - 11:01 AM

What is the exact make and model of the PC? It it's a home built, what is the exact make and model of the motherboard?

 

How did you put the OS on the USB. What bootable USB program did you use?

 

Take a screenshot of the contents of the USB and attach it to your next reply.

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Posted 28 July 2013 - 11:29 AM

You may have a legal copy of the operating system, but do you have a product code for it?

 

If you don't, you will not be able to activate this installation.  You will have 30 days to activate this installation, after that XP will request that you activate this copy, if you click on Don't Activate Now it will automatically log you off.


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Posted 28 July 2013 - 12:29 PM

Ok then how do i get it on the hardrive because the hardrive isnt recognized?? If i boot from usb and then run the setup would that put it on my hardrive?

 

 

Depending on the age of this computer you may be able to boot from the flash drive in order to make the installation.  But until I'm convinced that you have a legal copy and product code I will not provide any further assistance.


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