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Installing Windows XP

By rizmriz ·
I just want to install windows xp on my machine but the hard disk has already an operating system "Linux". Now when I start installing Windows Xp, it is not responding me means window is not even going for loading files from CD.

help required for this issue.

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Do you want to keep Linux on your system?...

by Peconet Tietokoneet In reply to Installing Windows XP

If not then do this,
place your Windows dvd disk in the drive and then reboot. Make sure that the cd-dvd drive is the first bootable device in the bios.
You should now see "press any key to boot from cd/dvd". When you see this, press any key, your windows should start to load. If you have sata drives make sure you have your drivers disk ready.
Hope this is of any help to you.

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In addition to what Peconet Tietokoneet said....

by Darryl~ Moderator In reply to Do you want to keep Linux ...

When prompted, make sure you delete ALL existing partitions & recreate a new one for your Windows installation.

I have encountered instances where the Windows XP CD would not allow me to delete Linux partitions, for those I had to use a Windows 98 CD and run FDISK to delete the partitions.

The thing is, you have to get rid of that Linus boot sector....it messes up Windows installations.

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Thank you for the follow up Darryl...

I thank you for that. :)

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I noticed you had given a fairly "short" response...

by Darryl~ Moderator In reply to Thank you for the follow ...

I figured you were a little rushed & missed mentioning to delete the partitions.

I've noticed you usually give very good responses....keep up the good work.
:)

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Thanks Darryl

by rizmriz In reply to In addition to what Pecon ...

Thanks Darryl, your help is actually that, what I want. I did same what you said and got may problem solved.

Thanks again.

Best regards
Rizwan Maqsood

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Glad we could help....

by Darryl~ Moderator In reply to Thanks Darryl

Sometimes it takes a couple of us, but we can usully figure out the problem.
:)

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how to install window xp over linux

by technocrat25 In reply to Installing Windows XP

Use the linux installer CD to delete the linux partition and make a new one in FAT32. (Not sure if any linux installers can make NTFS partitions).

Then use the windows CD to install to the new blank FAT32 partition.

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PLAGIARISM ALERT !!!! ....

by OldER Mycroft In reply to how to install window xp ...

http://www.boot-land.net/forums/index.php?showtopic=6220

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how to install window xp over linux

by technocrat25 In reply to Installing Windows XP

To install Windows XP on a computer on which Linux is currently installed (and assuming that you want to remove Linux), you must manually delete the partitions used by the Linux operating system. The Windows-compatible partition can be created automatically during the installation of Windows XP.


Linux file systems use a superblock at the beginning of a disk partition to identify the basic size, shape, and condition of the file system.

The Linux operating system is generally installed on partition type 83 (Linux native) or 82 (Linux swap). The Linux boot manager (LILO) can be configured to start from either of the following locations:
?The hard disk Master Boot Record (MBR)

-or-
?The root folder of the Linux partition
The Fdisk tool included with Linux can be used to delete the partitions. (There are other utilities that work just as well, such as Fdisk from MS-DOS 5.0 and later, or you can delete the partitions during the installation process.)

To remove Linux from your computer and install Windows XP, follow these steps:
1.Remove the native, swap, and boot partitions used by Linux:
a.Start your computer with the Linux Setup floppy disk, type fdisk at the command prompt, and then press ENTER.

NOTE: For help with using the Fdisk tool, type m at the command prompt, and then press ENTER.
b.Type p at the command prompt, and then press ENTER to display partition information. The first item listed is hard disk 1, partition 1 information, and the second item listed is hard disk 1, partition 2 information.
c.Type d at the command prompt, and then press ENTER. You are then prompted for the partition number that you want to delete. Type 1, and then press ENTER to delete partition number 1. Repeat this step until all the partitions have been deleted.
d.Type w, and then press ENTER to write this information to the partition table. Some error messages may be generated (because information is written to the partition table), but they should not be significant at this point because the next step is to restart the computer and then install the new operating system.
e.Type q at the command prompt, and then press ENTER to quit the Fdisk tool.
f.Insert either a bootable floppy disk or the bootable Windows XP CD-ROM, and then press CTRL+ALT+DELETE to restart your computer.
2.Follow the instructions on the screen to install Windows XP.

The installation process assists you in creating the appropriate partitions on your computer.
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PLAGIARISM ALERT !!!! ....

by OldER Mycroft In reply to how to install window xp ...

Lifted straight out of the Microsoft site!

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/314458

I know where I'd like to shove his THUMB!

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