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I can't setup windows xp sp2 in my laptop

When i put the cd of windows xp sp2 can't find my hard disk compaq presario v6000

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    Frank May 11, 2010

    how are you installing the SP2 ???? Windows XP now have SP3

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Reboot and click F10 as it boots; you'll see a boot order setting -- change this to CD-ROM first and save/exit.

Posted on Oct 28, 2008

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Why bother, go on the net and search for windows updates. dont use windows but another 3rd party site, they have all the updates to do this. i run my system on the earliest xp windows. i have to load sp1, sp2 and sp3, do you think i am going to wait 3 hours to download all the updates. 5 hours it took with the damn thing keep on switching on and off. now i load 1, 2 and 3, an hour and its all done. then just update for the extras which is malicious software update and a few security updates.

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