When I try to install windows xp , the program runs up to the point where I'm asked to press f8 to accept the agreement , when I press f8 my computer does not respond and does not allow me to accept the agreement
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Turn your computer on and insert your Windows XP professional CD in the CD/DVD reader. Monitor the screen and press the key necessary to enter the "Boot Menu," usually F8 or F12. In the "Boot Menu", select your CD/DVD drive and press "Enter."
Press any key to boot from the CD when prompted to do so. From the "Welcome to Setup" screen, press "Enter". Accept the license agreement by pressing "F8."
Select the Windows installation you want to restore and press "R." You will usually only have operating system to choose from. The system repair install will proceed automatically.
Click the "Start" menu after the installation process is done. Click "Run" and type "sysdm.cpl" before pressing "Enter."
Select the "Automatic Updates" tab and click "Automatically download recommended updates for my computer and install them." Your computer will install the updates that were lost when you repaired your Windows XP Professional operating system.
This is a common problem with vista and windows 7, the solution is to close your microsoft office programs. Then browse your "my computer" >> program files>> Microsoft office >> look for office 11 or office12 folder, in there you need to locate a program launch icon for either word, excel, outlook,
Here is the important part. Right click on the icon , choose "Run as administrator" >> Accept the agreement for the last time.
Windows protects these files under a normal user and the license agreement never gets written as accepted until you do it as an adminstrator. Please give me some thumbs up if this solves your problem
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You will need an XP install CD for this and also set the CD/DVD drive as the first boot device.
Watch for a Press any key to boot from CD... message similar to the one shown above.
Press a key to force the computer to boot
from the Windows CD. If you do not press a key, your PC will continue
to boot to the Windows XP installation that's currently installed on
your hard drive. If this happens, simply reboot and try to boot to the Windows XP CD again.
When the Windows XP Professional/Home Setup screen appears, press R to enter Recovery Console.
The Recovery Console
is now loading but needs to know which Windows installation to access.
Most users only have a single Windows XP installation so the choice is
usually clear. To the Which Windows installation would you like to log onto question, press 1 and then Enter.
The Recovery Console
now needs to know the administrator password for this Windows XP
installation. Unless you are using a PC in a sizable business network,
the administrator password is most likely the same password you use to
access Windows XP on a daily basis. To the Type the Administrator password request, enter the password and press Enter. Note: If you do not have a password or Windows XP normally starts without asking for one, simply press Enter.
Type fixmbr and then press Enter.
The fixmbr utility will write a master boot record to the hard drive
that you're currently using to boot into Windows XP. This will repair
any corruption or damage that the master boot record may have.
Take out the Windows XP CD, type exit and then press Enter to restart your PC.
Assuming that a corrupt master boot record was your only issue, Windows XP should now start normally.
NOTE: You need your Office CD-ROM to complete this task.
Quit all currently open programs.
Start an MS-DOS prompt in a window by doing one of the following:
Microsoft Windows 95 or Windows 98:
Click Start, point to Programs, and then click MS-DOS Prompt.
Microsoft Windows Millennium Edition (Me):
Click Start, point to Programs, point to Accessories, and then click MS-DOS Prompt.
Microsoft Windows NT 4.0:
Click Start, point to Programs, and then click Command Prompt.
Microsoft Windows 2000 or Microsoft Windows XP:
Click Start, point to Programs, point to Accessories, and then click Command Prompt.
To change the directory to the location of the Vbe6.dll file, type one of the following (including the quotation marks), and then press ENTER:
CD "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Vba\Vba6"-or-
CD progra~1\Common~1\Micros~1\Vba\Vba6NOTE: This is the default directory for the Vbe6.dll file. If you installed Microsoft Office into another drive or directory, you must type its path.
To unregister the Vbe6.dll file, type the following.
In Windows 95, Windows 98, or Windows Me, type:
C:\Windows\System\REGSVR32 /U VBE6.DLLIn Windows NT 4.0, Windows 2000, or Windows XP, type:
REGSVR32 /U VBE6.DLL-or-
C:\Winnt\System32\REGSVR32 /U VBE6.DLLNOTE: This is the default directory for the Windows System directory. If you installed Windows into another directory, you must type its path.
In the MS-DOS prompt window, rename Vbe.dll to Vbe.old by typing the following and then pressing ENTER:
rename vbe6.dll vbe6.old
Quit the MS-DOS prompt window. To do this, do one of the following:
Type Exit at the command prompt, and then press ENTER. -or-
Click Close (the X in the upper-right corner of the window).
Start Microsoft Word.
On the Tools menu, point to Macro, and then click Macros.
The Windows Installer detects that the Vbe6.dll file is missing on the system, installs the file from the Office CD, and registers it again.
Start Vista's "Program Compatibility Wizard".
Tell it that you want to install a program that runs under Windows XP.
Point the wizard to the drive-letter of the DVD-drive.
It will install and run the software, "emulating" the Windows XP environment.
In order to switch from Vista to XP, you will need to basically erase Vista and install XP.
I'm not exactly sure what you mean when you say you have XP rollback discs but, you will need an actual Windows XP installation disc and product key.
First make sure the BIOS in your pc is configured so that the first boot device is your cd /dvd drive.
Insert the XP cd in the cd /dvd drive and reboot the pc. Your pc should then boot from the cd and enter the text based portion of the XP setup program.
Press the F8 key to accept the licensing agreement and then wait for the setup program to load the files it will need to continue the installation of XP.
Once the necessary files are loaded the setup program will check for an existing installation of Windows and will identify the partition where Vista is installed and ask where you want to install XP.
This is where you want to pay close attention to the information provided on the screen. What you want to do is to delete the partition where Vista is installed and then create a new partition. This will remove Vista from your pc.
After the new partition has been created, you can then install XP onto it. The setup program will copy the files needed for XP to operate and will reboot your pc so it can enter the graphical portion of the setup program.
The graphical portion of the setup program is where you'll enter the product key and then the installation will continue installing the necessary files until it get finished.
Once completed, Vista will be gone and XP will be your operating system.
This can happen for a few reasons none of which are good.
1) If you have the original XP disk, boot from that and select repair.
2) Start windows in safe mode. To do this press F8 when XP starts to load. Once in there you will need to look at the Event Viewer, System log to see if you can identify what happened. If you are not a computer geek then it might be best to find someone who is to look at your PC's event logs.