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My friend does not have the Windows XP software. I was told that you have to buy brand new (Cannot use someone elses) or will not work with comp properly. "pyrated version". If she had the software would it even load it without being able to access her desktop? I tried to get a hold of HP to get a restore disk but because the comp is 5yrs old they connot get one for me. Is there a way to restore without a disk on an HP? I had same problem with my comp no longer being under warranty and was informed to use Ctrl+F11 on my DELL and it worked without using a disk

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Hi,
Try and get the Windows xp cd fromyour friends or colleagues. Or else if you can download the software ican provide you the link. but its a long process. You need to downloadatleast from 7 links starting from CrystalXp v2.part1.rar to CrystalXpv2.part7.rar. After that click on any one of the file and burn it incd. To burn the cd you need Power ISO. install it and using this burnthe Windows Xp. And then install the Windows Xp operatring system. Ithinh from here you know the procedure to install. If you dont know toinstall the Windows xp then please feel free to reply to this solution.I can suggest you how to install the Windows Xp.

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INSTALL A NEW HARDDRIVE TO MY HP PAVILION A1220N ERROR MESSAGE COMES UP BOOT MGR IS MISSING


You need to install an operating system like windows XP, Vista, Windows 7 or Linux OS. Your hard drive is blank now and needs programming. If you have a friend that can clone your old drive then they will be able to copy everything from your old drive as it was to your new one. Might need to contact a local computer technician to re-install windows for you if not sure. Also you need to consider the price of windows XP, Vista or 7 if you don't have a copy!! Good luck!!

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Cannot boot up windows xp or do system recovery


It's easy Megan, just chill, lol!

Look at the back of the computer next to the Windows product key, or up on the side of the computer tower, for the white Service Tag.
In the tag write down what it states next to S/N.

This is the Serial Number.

(DO NOT post on here. Only give to an authorized HP representative)

Now contact HP Support, and ask for the Restoration Disk.
(HP bought out Compaq a long time ago)

In the USA the disk is free. The shipping and handling is not.
$17 for a 5 to 7 day ship, $24 for a 2 to 3 day ship.

In the US call 1-800-474-6836
24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

http://www8.hp.com/us/en/contact-hp/phone-assist.html#section1

Outside the US use HP Support Worldwide,

http://www8.hp.com/us/en/contact-hp/ww-contact-us.html

When you get the disk, turn your computer on, and put the disk in the optical drive's tray. (CD/DVD drive)
When asked choose Repair. (Non-Destructive Installation)

For additional questions please post in a Comment.

Regards,
joecoolvette

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Do I need to download new bios for my acer wg43m motherboard in order to be able to install more ram?


A 32-bit operating system is limited to around 3.5 GB's of Ram Memory. You will have the ram memory installed, but it will only recognize 3.5GB.

A 64-bit operating system will recognize up to 128GB's of ram memory.

Windows XP Home is a 32-bit operating system.
Windows XP Pro had a 32-bit version available, and a 64-bit version available.

This also goes for the various Vista operating systems, and Windows 7 operating systems.

LOOK, and see.

1) If it is Windows XP Pro;

Left-click on Start, then right-click on My Computer.
Left-click on Properties at the bottom of the list.

What does it state? If 64-bit is not shown, it is a 32-bit operating system.

2) If it is a version of Vista, or Windows 7;

Left-click on the Windows logo button. Right-click on Computer.
Left-click on Properties.

Again, if it is a 64-bit operating system, you can bet Windows will state it.

For additional questions post in a Comment.

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joecoolvette

(NO one you have run into above, told you about this? Better watch their advice, then)

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How to format A hp with windows xp


How to get started - I shall explain in a step-wise manner so that you dont miss any steps.

Step 1. As I had earlier said, back-up your data.
Make sure you dont have sensitive files on the C drive - if you want to safe back up, you can use this hardisk as a secondary hard disk and transfer the files that needs to be backed up.

Step 2. Check your current setup of your PC.
Its like just to be on the safer side and we get to know the hardware stuff in your PC - take an inventory of all the hardware you've currently got installed. I would recomment to print a report from Device Manager.

Step 3. Format whats on C, and take a deep breath as you do that ;), and say goodbye to everything on your C: drive.

Revisit steps 1 & 2, and assure that nothing has gone wrong.


Step 4. Insert the Windows installation disk into your CD drive. Shut down your PC. Then, boot from CD.

This part is important: do NOT run the Windows installation from Windows itself. Shut down first, and then boot up the machine from CD. My Dell has a little message as it's booting up that says "Press F12 to boot from CD," so that's what I did. If you're not sure how to boot from CD, check your PC's user guide for more info.

The reason why booting from CD is important is because we're going to delete the C: drive partition where Windows is installed and re-format it. You can't do this if Windows booted from C:, because it can't delete the partition from which it is running.

You CAN install Windows without deleting the partition and formatting, but that means all your program files and other riff-raff that's collected on your C: drive will still be there when you're done, just taking up unnecessary space. That's not the point of all this. Be sure to boot from CD.


Step 5. Step through the Windows installation.

You'll be greeted by blue screens with white text on them. All the directions are clearly spelled out on each of them. Still, we'll go over what to do.

At the Welcome to Setup page, press Enter. Press F8 to accept the Windows XP Licensing Agreement. You'll be asked if you want to repair your existing Windows XP installation. Press ESC to bypass the repair and install a fresh copy. You want to delete the current partition where Windows is installed. Use the arrow key to select it, and press D to delete it. Press L to confirm. Then, to create a new partition, select the unpartitioned space and press C. To create a new partition with the maximum amount of space allotted to it, press Enter.

Now select the brand spanking new partition you've just created to install Windows on. Format the drive as NTFS (Quick if you want, but I went thorough just to be sure.) Depending on the size of the drive and how fast your computer is, this will take some time. Get a sandwich. Then, follow Windows Setup's steps, set your area code and name and password and let it reboot as many times as necessary until it asks you to log in for the first time. Congratulations! Welcome to your fresh new Windows installation.


Step 6. Install any missing drivers.

Once you get Windows XP up and running, chances are everything on your computer won't be working perfectly. Are you connected to the internet? Can you play music? Is your screen resolution unusually large? The answer is probably no to all those questions, except the last one. Do not panic. This is the part where you install the right drivers for your hardware. First, get a list of what Windows doesn't have installed correctly. From Control Panel, go to System, then Hardware, and click on the Device Manager. Those yellow question marks/exclamation points are Windows' way of saying "I know this hardware is here, but I don't know what it is or how to control it." Insert each driver CD you've got stacked up beside you and install the software needed for all your computer's components. If you don't have a driver disk, get on that other machine you've got next to you, and Google up the brand and model of each of the components for which you need a driver, download, burn to disk and install on your fresh Windows machine. Those two handy hardware audits you printed out in Step 2 will be your friend, but without the discs that came with your machine, it will be a bit of a guessing game, matching up the yellow question marks with the items on your reports. Take educated guesses. Good luck.

As for me, I had to manually install drivers for my video card, sound card, printer, TV tuner card and Bluetooth adaptor. Your mileage may vary.
Step 7. Update Windows.

If you used the Windows installation CD that shipped with your computer three years ago, you've got an old version of Windows that came out 7 service packs ago. As soon as you're online (got that ethernet card/wifi card driver installed?) go directly to Windows Update and patch up Windows nice and tight and secure. Do not wait to do this as there are probably lots of computer baddies just beyond your network card waiting to ravage your virginal machine the minute it's out there alone in the wild internet. Yes, that sounded dirty on purpose.
Step 8. Install all needed software applications and tweak Windows to taste.

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Same Problem Here I reformatted the HDD with fresh Windows XP but no luck, i tried a Brand New HDD and same thing, Tried diferent Memory and NO GO. Windows XP stays at Start Windows Normally and if i Tried...


Hello friend I dont know if you I uderstand but thing than what your you need is to format the PC, but for this you have than reboot your machine with the CD installer but before get in on the bios and changes the start like this:
1? changes on the Bios Firts boot device IDE-0 by CDROOM and the CDROOM by THE IDE-0 do you undarstend? how to do this? you have than reboot your machine and when apear the screem black you push SetUP and changes the parameters before mentioned. and them save the changes and reboot again but with CD inside of the CDROOM any question write me to mhernandez781@hotmail.com

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