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Motherboard Hi! I have a problem with upgrading my old computer to windows XP. When I start install new windows, and get to the agreement part and I pres F8 and nothing happen. What prevent this to moving forth.

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Hi Henryk14,

There are a few issues that can halt Windows from installing.
1. If your Microsoft Windows CD is a copy & not a valid CD this can happen. (Possible bad copy).
2. You CD-ROM drive is either dirty, (Inside) or it's not reading the disk. (Check the data cable on the cd-rom drive. Make sure it is fully connected). (Swap out the data cable is needed).
3. E-Machine's can & most do have more than one partition on the primary hard disk drive.
Most likely there are two hidden partitions on the drive. If the manufacture placed one of the partitions at the top of the drive, (As many do to stop owners from upgrading their operating system with their own CD). The installation of XP can be halted. You will not see an error message from windows during installation in this case.
(The hidden partition is too small to allow windows to install, 4MB in size is about norm).
One option is to contact the manufacture & buy their upgraded OS CD for your model.
Another would be to erase the drive with a floppy disk. A standard Win98 boot disk will do the job but that is ill advised.
The best way to clean & format the entire drive would be to find the manufacture of the hard disk drive & go to their web site. Download their Dos software to create a bootable floppy disk for Dos. Boot the system with the floppy disk & format the drive. This will remove all the hidden partitions & make the drive whole again.
Most hard disk drive manufactures also provide software to create a bootable CD. This will also clean the drive & set it up for window. (You should back up all your data to CD or a second drive).
Other software can be used to totally clean a hard disk drive. "Darik's Boot And Nuke".
Found here: http://www.dban.org/ (Ideal for tough systems & dreaded blue screens).

Good luck Henryk14!

Mike





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Hi there,
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If you have the original CD use it,it's genuine windows. But what you get online is pirated.
Reinstall Windows XPTo reinstall Windows XP, try either of the following methods. If the first method does not work, try the second.

Note You may want to disconnect from the Internet during the installation. This helps protect you from malicious users. Method 1: Start the reinstallation from Windows XPTo reinstall Windows XP by using Windows XP CD, follow these steps:
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  2. Insert the Windows XP CD in your computer's CD drive or DVD drive.
  3. On the Welcome to Windows XP page, click Install Windows XP.
  4. On the Welcome to Windows Setup page, click Upgrade (Recommended) in theInstallation Type box (if it is not already selected), and then click Next.
  5. On the License Agreement page, click I accept this agreement, and then click Next.
  6. On the Your Product Key page, type the 25-character product key in the Product keyboxes, and then click Next.
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  8. Follow the instructions that appear on the screen to reinstall Windows XP.
If you successfully completed the reinstallation, congratulations. You are almost done. Please continue to the "After you reinstall Windows XP" section to finish.

If you received an error or if the reinstallation did not finish, try method 2. Method 2: Repair install of Windows XP by starting your computer from the Windows XP CDNote If Windows XP was preinstalled on your computer, you may need the installation CD to reinstall. Contact your computer manufacturer to make sure that you have the installation CD for a repair installation.

To reinstall Windows XP by starting your computer from the Windows XP CD, follow these steps:
  1. Insert the Windows XP CD into your computer's CD drive or DVD drive, and then restart your computer.
  2. When you receive the "Press any key to boot from CD" message on the screen, press a key to start your computer from the Windows XP CD.
  3. The following message on the Welcome to Setup screen will appear: This portion of the Setup program prepares Microsoft Windows XP to run on your computer: To setup Windows XP now, press ENTER. To repair a Windows XP installation by using Recovery Console, press R. To quit Setup without installing Windows XP, press F3.
  4. Press ENTER to set up Windows XP.
  5. On the Windows XP Licensing Agreement screen, press F8 to agree to the license agreement.
  6. Make sure that your current installation of Windows XP is selected in the box, and then press R to repair Windows XP.
  7. Follow the instructions that appear on the screen to reinstall Windows XP. After you repair Windows XP, you may have to reactivate your copy of Windows XP. For more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base: 310064 How to troubleshoot Windows XP Setup problems when you upgrade from Windows 98 or Windows Millennium Edition

Hope this helps. Post back if you are facing any other problems pertaining to this. Cheers!!

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I needed to format my harddisk. How do I get my windows XP reinstalled. I have windows product key number. I also have Compaq (pressario) product and serial numbers. Any hints?


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Reinstall Windows XP loadTOCNode(2, 'moreinformation'); To reinstall Windows XP, try either of the following methods. If the first method does not work, try the second.

Note You may want to disconnect from the Internet during the installation. This helps protect you from malicious users. Start the reinstallation from Windows XP loadTOCNode(3, 'moreinformation'); To reinstall Windows XP by using Windows XP CD, follow these steps:
  1. Start your computer.
  2. Insert the Windows XP CD in your computer's CD drive or DVD drive.
  3. On the Welcome to Windows XP page, click Install Windows XP.
  4. On the Welcome to Windows Setup page, click Upgrade (Recommended) in the Installation Type box (if it is not already selected), and then click Next.
  5. On the License Agreement page, click I accept this agreement, and then click Next.
  6. On the Your Product Key page, type the 25-character product key in the Product key boxes, and then click Next.
  7. On the Get Updated Setup Files page, select the option that you want, and then click Next.
  8. Follow the instructions that appear on the screen to reinstall Windows XP.
If you successfully completed the reinstallation, congratulations. You are almost done. Please continue to the "After you reinstall Windows XP" section to finish.
Method 2: Repair install of Windows XP by starting your computer from the Windows XP CD loadTOCNode(3, 'moreinformation'); Note If Windows XP was preinstalled on your computer, you may need the installation CD to reinstall. Contact your computer manufacturer to make sure that you have the installation CD for a repair installation.

To reinstall Windows XP by starting your computer from the Windows XP CD, follow these steps:
  1. Insert the Windows XP CD into your computer's CD drive or DVD drive, and then restart your computer.
  2. When you receive the "Press any key to boot from CD" message on the screen, press a key to start your computer from the Windows XP CD.
  3. The following message on the Welcome to Setup screen will appear: This portion of the Setup program prepares Microsoft Windows XP to run on your computer: To setup Windows XP now, press ENTER. To repair a Windows XP installation by using Recovery Console, press R. To quit Setup without installing Windows XP, press F3.
  4. Press ENTER to set up Windows XP.
  5. On the Windows XP Licensing Agreement screen, press F8 to agree to the license agreement.
  6. Make sure that your current installation of Windows XP is selected in the box, and then press R to repair Windows XP.
  7. Follow the instructions that appear on the screen to reinstall Windows XP. After you repair Windows XP, you may have to reactivate your copy of Windows XP. For more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base: 310064 (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/310064/ ) How to troubleshoot Windows XP Setup problems when you upgrade from Windows 98 or Windows Millennium Edition.
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1.Restart your computer. Immediately after the screen goes blank for the first time, press the F8 key repeatedly. The Windows Advanced Options menu appears. If the menu does not appear, restart your computer and try again. Use the cursor keys on your keyboard (your mouse will not work) to select Last Known Good Configuration, and then press ENTER. Windows XP attempts to start.

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Before performing a repair installation of Windows XP, you should have both your Windows XP CD and your product key available.
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1-Boot with the Windows XP CD and at the Setup Screen press the Enter Key
2-You will be taken to the Windows XP Licensing Agreement. After reading the agreement press F8 to proceed
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setup02.jpg The next screen gives you the option to do a fresh (clean) install or to repair the selected Windows XP installation. To run a Repair Install Press "R" at this time.
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