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XP Home Upgrade

By Chris910 ·
I have the XP home Upgrade and a corrupt installation of ME on the system to be upgraded.
what is the minimum file set (ME or 9 that needs to be reinstalled to get this to work?

I have done thousands of 98 and xp pro full installs but have never used any of the upgrades.

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by LMon In reply to XP Home Upgrade

If the ME is corrupt you might as well reformat the hd with ME that way you know you wont have any problems installing the xp upgrade. Just remember to back up everything you wanna keep. I would not do an upgrade on a corrupt system. I would install fresh that way I would be certain that there is nothing wrong with the system.

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by markhou In reply to XP Home Upgrade

I believe xp upgrade will ask you if you want to upgrade and keep previous OS settings, or install a clean copy of xp. The clean copy will **** away the corrupt ME install.

It's like the upgrade just wants to see a previous windows install, but you don't have to keep it. Older upgrades (95, 9 didn't do that, but XP is a bit slicker.

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by TheChas In reply to XP Home Upgrade

As opposed to the W98 and W95 upgrade versions, you do NOT need to have a running Windows system to install the upgrade version of XP.

You do need to have the install CD for your qualifying version of Windows when performing a clean install of XP from the upgrade CD.

You can either format the hard drive, or boot to DOS from a floppy and clear out the Windows and root folders.

Then, boot from the XP CD, or boot floppy set, and install XP.

Chas

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