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You need a bootable windows xp cd ..put the cd in the drive and restart then follow onscreen instruction..

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Dear sir/mam I want to install win xp in a win 7 installed laptop, (compaq 510) but there was some error to install it (blue screen error). Sir please help me to install win xp the same system with...


Hi,

You cannot downgrade Windows 7 from Windows XP by not reformatting the hard drive. You need to Remove Windows 7 first, before installing Windows XP Operating System. In order to use the Windows XP CD to fully reformat the Hard drive, follow the steps on the link below.

http://www.windowsxpprofessional.windowsreinstall.com/indexinstallguides.htm

Apr 04, 2011 | Computers & Internet

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How to reformat window xp


Reformat the Hard Drive in Windows XP
  1. To reformat a hard drive with Windows XP, insert Windows CD and restart your computer.

  2. Your computer should automatically boot from the CD to the Windows Setup Main Menu.(If not, press F2 or DEL and choose first boot device CD or DVD)

  3. At the Welcome to Setup page, press ENTER.

  4. Press F8 to accept the Windows XP Licensing Agreement.

  5. If an existing Windows XP installation is detected, you are prompted to repair it. To bypass the repair, press ESC.

  6. Use the ARROW keys to select the partition or the unpartitioned space where you want to create a new partition. Press D to delete an existing partition, or press C to create a new partition.

  7. Type the size in megabytes (MB) that you want to use for the new partition, and then press ENTER, or just press ENTER to create the partition with the maximum size.

  8. Select the format option that you want to use for the partition (Recommended: NTFS), and then press ENTER.

  9. You have now sucessfully reformatted the hard drive with Windows XP.

Jan 02, 2011 | Microsoft Windows XP Professional

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How to reformat a computer?


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Hope this helps

Jul 19, 2010 | Microsoft Windows XP Professional

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How to reformat the windows xp to my pc


to boot from cd press F11
Then press enter
  1. To reformat a hard drive with Windows XP, insert Windows CD and restart your computer.

  2. Your computer should automatically boot from the CD to the Windows Setup Main Menu.

  3. At the Welcome to Setup page, press ENTER.

  4. Press F8 to accept the Windows XP Licensing Agreement.

  5. If an existing Windows XP installation is detected, you are prompted to repair it. To bypass the repair, press ESC.

  6. Use the ARROW keys to select the partition or the unpartitioned space where you want to create a new partition. Press D to delete an existing partition, or press C to create a new partition.

  7. Type the size in megabytes (MB) that you want to use for the new partition, and then press ENTER, or just press ENTER to create the partition with the maximum size.

  8. Select the format option that you want to use for the partition (Recommended: NTFS), and then press ENTER.

  9. You have now sucessfully reformatted the hard drive with Windows XP.

Jun 23, 2010 | Microsoft Windows XP Professional With...

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How to reformat my windows xp?


Insert the windows XP CD and boot from it. Follow the instructions and done! I hope this helps. Don't forget to rate and provide positive feedback for our fast-free response today. Thank you :D

Apr 29, 2010 | Gateway Computers & Internet

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Can you help me to reformat my intel pentium 4 1.5ghz msi board model ms6559


Just google the following tags.

How to install Windows XP
How to install Windows Vista
How to install Windows 7

Jan 31, 2010 | Intel Pentium 4 1.7G, 1.7 GHz...

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I reformatted my computer and i cant get drivers


If you have linksys hardware install the cd that came with hardware and get to linksys website and download latest driver. Reformatted cleans drive to zip data and you needed to reload XP to get it going so anything you installed after the system purchase you will have to reinstall.

Aug 29, 2009 | Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition

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Im running windows XP and it tells me to activate windows and i did activate windows but when i reboot the OS it keep telling me to activate so can u help me out


Your windows XP is pirated and that is why the Microsoft popping up on the screen to activate. It will be remove unless you reformat again your windows system. Then after you reformat disable the windows update for not again be activated by Microsoft.

Jul 29, 2009 | Microsoft Windows XP Professional With...

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No windows xp


You will have to reformat it again. its likely a bad sector has been created on the hard disk, and windows file is probably occupying the bad sector. Try to reformat your hard drive. If that doesn't work, try to reformat it with windows 98 bootable disk. If it doesn't work, get another hard drive and test to see if it will work. If that works, then know you may have lost the MBR (Master boot Record) of your hard drive.

Apr 14, 2009 | ASUS A6J Notebook

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