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Exchange Windows Xp Prof. With Xp Home


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#1 jennshaun03

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Posted 11 September 2006 - 10:26 PM

I have Windows xp professional installed. I tried to install windows xp home edition. It installed but now my computer runs very slow. I would like professional removed (it is not genuine). I tried uninstalling it from the add/remove page but it is still there and my computer is a little faster but still acting funny. Please help.

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Posted 12 September 2006 - 02:00 AM

In order to remove the OS you will need to wipe the drive first. Kill Disk it a free program that you can use, you can download it here.

After you have downloaded this make a floppy disk copy, set the fdd as the first device in the POST order, and boot from the floppy.

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Posted 12 September 2006 - 03:01 AM

But uh, in case you didn't know any better, back up any files that you would like to keep.

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Posted 12 September 2006 - 09:52 AM

How do you change the post order?

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Posted 12 September 2006 - 10:24 AM

You have to do a full format on the drive first - before you begin to install XP Home.

I assume you have an XP Home version CD with a unique 25 digit key number that has never been used on any computer other than the one on which you are now trying to install this version of XP Home.

If it has ever been used on a different computer the installation will not authenticate.




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