replacing win xp media with win xp pro

By rscottsc ·
I'm try to replace win xp media with win xp pro but it won't let me get past setup. any suggestions?

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Out of interest Why?

by damjef In reply to replacing win xp media wi ...

Is it installed on dedicated media hardware or just a pc?
simple thing to do reformat and then install.
Incidentally how are you trying to install xp?

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how & why

by rscottsc In reply to replacing win xp media wi ...

Why - It's on my wife's new HP laptop which keeps dropping its wireless connection when she's at work. An IT Pro suggested replacing Win Media with Win XP Pro because there is so much extra junk on it that it is conflicting with Windows wireless network.

How - Using the Win XP Pro install disk.

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Try doing it this way

by HAL 9000 Moderator In reply to replacing win xp media wi ...

That will allow you to upgrade to copy of XP that you have to what you want but you'll have to activate it so I hope that you have a Genuine Copy.

But if you already are having trouble with MCE it's a better idea to backup all the data and then use something like Boot & Nuke to delete the contents of the entire HDD so you appear to the Windows Installer to be doing a clean install on a new HDD.

Doing things this way will get rid of any junk that you don't need but will require a complete install of all necessary software.


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