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Problem in the middle of reinstalling xp

By dredrhino ·
I am re installing xp on a new hard drive because I could not get my old to stop going to blue screen and dumping physical memory. I bought a hard drive utility but although the drive could boot up in xp it would not stay on long enough to install the utillity software. So I bought a new hard drive and set it up using the six floppy disc method for xp at the end of this process it is asking me to put in a window 98 or me nt disc beacause there is no other os on the drive that's when I remebered i only had an xp home edition upgrade. I don't have any clue where to find my windows 98 what can I do or do I have to buy an old os to finish my xp install

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by K.Grass In reply to Problem in the middle of ...

Two options here:

1. Borrow one from a friend, your XP will not know the difference.


2. Yes, you will have to go and buy a Full version of an OS prior to XP to complete the installation.

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by BobHo In reply to Problem in the middle of ...

Your xp upgrade will only install over an existing windows operating system. You cannot use it to install to a new disk. If you borrow a full version from someone you will need to call microsoft to get an activation key (or it will only work for 30 days) and charge you for a full version anyway. You would be better off buying a new full version for yourself.

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by K.Grass In reply to Problem in the middle of ...

My apologies if I was not concise on which full version to borrow, let me rephrase:

You could borrow a full version of a "prior OS" to install your upgrade version of XP. Giving it back after the install would certainly be the prudent thing to do.

As an admin for my small orginization I in NO WAY, nor will I ever, advocate software piracy.

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