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Installing Windows XP Home Edition

When I turn on my computer it tells me that my Windows XP could be a counterfiet version. I went to Best Buy and bought Windows XP Home Edition and cannot install it on my computer. It says SETUP CANNOT UPGRADE YOUR CURRENT INSTALLATION TO WINDOWS XP, YOUR CURRENT INSTALLATION OF WINDOWS IS NOT A SUPPORTED UPGRADE PATH. SETUP CANNOT CONTINUE. My ex son-in-law put this on my computer so I have no doubt it is counterfiet. How can I get my copy of Windows XP Home Edition that I just purchased at Best Buy to install?

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  • paulsevans Jun 07, 2008

    Been to that link it was no help. I clicked on the resolve now that keeps coming up on my computer and tried to order the Kit they had listed but got an error on that. As long as my computer is working I am not going to worry about whether it is counterfiet or not.

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Not trying to be mean, but you need to find someone that knows how to install an operating system. The system should not say upgrade
path unless you told it to upgrade, and a upgrade is to vista,
there is no such thing as a upgrade from xp to xp home. The hard drive needs to be wiped, and not using windows format,a wiping tool should be used,then a fresh install should be done and not an upgrade. Then when xp ask to install the os on the hard drive, the
drive needs to be deleted, then install on (new raw) ( C), then
format and install. Once the OS is installed, the drivers for the motherboard must be installed, the chipset driver first, graphic driver, sound driver, lan, and what ever else for hardware that is on the motherboard.

Posted on Apr 05, 2009

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It seems the only way out is to format the HDD and do a clean installation, connect to the net and have your OS activated by microsoft if you are sure the pack you bought is authentic....sodeep

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Check this link hope it helps...
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/316941

Posted on Jun 07, 2008

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