Posted 04 August 2006 - 12:29 AM
All that has to be done after the parallel is to go into the c:\ and the old install will probley the normal windows where with the parallel install there will be a new folder there that would be the new install. The windows folder can be accessed and the information that is contained in there can be burned onto cd if there is a burner in the system. I will post the steps for the parallel here aswell
1. insert the Windows XP CD into your CD-ROM or
DVD-ROM drive, and then restart your computer.
2. When the "Press any key to boot from CD" message is displayed on the
screen, press any key to start the computer from the Windows XP CD.
3. At the Welcome to Setup screen, press ENTER to begin Windows XP
4. Read the End-User License Agreement, and then press F8.
5. If prompted for a repair install the press ESC to continue without repairing
6.Select the partition in which you want to install Windows XP, and
then press ENTER.
7. Choose the "Leave the current file system intact (no changes)"
option, and then press ENTER to continue.
8. Press ESC to install to a different folder.
9. If Setup detects another operating system folder, Setup prompts you
to type the name for the new folder after the back slash (\), for
example, "\WINXP" (without the quotation marks). If there are no other
operating systems detected, Setup automatically names the folder
"\Windows" (without the quotation marks).
10. Press ENTER to continue.
11. Follow the instructions on the screen to complete Windows XP Setup.
12.When it prompts for a user account, use an account that is not already on the
system like TEMP123
It will be fine to work on for a while but will eventually become a problem that why a clean install is best to do after all of the data is backed up