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Re-Formmating Can i used or install Dell Operating system CD (core2duo) into the Compaq Presario 5000 pc desk top.

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  • coolsiggy Oct 19, 2008

    New question, i used the recovery disc & it is better than before but not satisfyed since it is Win98.

    My question is Can i install WinXP on top of Win98 & will it work.

    Thank's all.

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The Os from dell, compaq & hp are oem.
they are made keeping the hrdwr settings of the computer in mind.
so, if ur computer hardwr configurate specifics do not match with that of the dell OS then it f=will fail.
if case u had any working os that will also be formated.

you will need a retail version or the recovery cds from copmutersurgeons.com

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No you can't.

After your OS CD inserted it will perform a routine to see which it is your brand machine, if your machine is not a Dell the OS installation will be aborted.

You can try using a Generic OS CD

Posted on Oct 10, 2008

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