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Computer won't load windows xp home

Bought this computer at garage sale, seller said it was on a server network.. Does any one know how to change it from a server network to a regular desktop pc?

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  • jmac1008 Mar 11, 2009

    how do you reformat the server system? is this the same as reformat the hard drive?

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When you say won't load WinXp it might mean you need to prepare the hard disk.
Get a boot disk Dell.com/support has a disk you can download that can partition the hard disk for WinXP If you don't know how to use fdisk get someone to help you. If this helped please rate me, if you need more help just let me know. mysleuth

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- As soon as you reformat the server system it will erased all the system information on it for you to install the XP system.

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