Computer wont let me install new operating system.
Anytime you get the Setup cannot copy the file xxxx, press x to retry, etc..it can be caused by any of several problems such as a dirty or damaged CD/DVD ROM, viruses or RAM. Make sure all of your hard ware is working. Also third-party applications can cause it (software that did not come with windows). Given the age of your computer (it came out over 10 years ago) I would guess some hardware is not found or not compatable with XP. If you can find a WIN2000 disk then you may have some luck. Also, the microsoft website has a Hard Ware Compatibility List program that checks your computer to see if it is compable with XP. Just search for it on their website....bottom line is technology has come a long way and older computers can no longer work on newer Windows, that's how Windows makes money, they shut off the software to a computer after a while..please rate this solution
Mar 17, 2009 |
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