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Ihave a dell computer that is running window Me and I wqant to change it to XP. It has enough memory and everything I just want to know how I can fully take off Me and then install XP
When you get the windows XP disk and insert into your computer restart your computer and a different screen will appear. I believe its going to ask if you want to boot from disk or hard drive, select boot from disk. If not, disregard last sentence and select from these options. It will ask about what to do with main drive C:/, you will have the options to Partition the drive reformat the drive or do nothing.
If you partition the drive it will save everything from windows ME and basicly cut, or partition, your drive in half and the second half will have XP on it. Only choose this option if you have enough hard drive space, if you have nothing on the hard drive that you would like to keep from Windows ME don't select this option. Aditionaly if you do select this option you will choose on boot up to startup with windows ME or XP.
If you reformat the drive it will dump everything from the hard drive and you will have a clean slate to put windows XP on. (probably your best option)
Do nothing will be the last option, of course it will do nothing and you will not continue installing XP.
After choosing your hard drive option the rest of the install is automatic, be warned that the install can and probably will take close to an hour.
Posted on Jul 07, 2009
Buy the XP UPGRADE. It is around $90 and you can find it just about anywhere thjat sells software. You need at least 512 of memory for it to run smoothly. Once you install the upgrade ME will be gone.
Posted on Sep 27, 2007
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