Question about Microsoft 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?
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
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
Posted on Apr 01, 2009
Tips for a great answer:
Sep 13, 2011 | Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition
Jun 03, 2010 | Microsoft Windows XP Professional for PC
May 29, 2009 | Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition Service...
May 11, 2009 | Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition Service...
Apr 10, 2009 | Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition Service...
Dec 15, 2008 | Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition
Jun 17, 2008 | Microsoft Windows XP Professional With...
Feb 14, 2008 | Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition
Oct 29, 2007 | Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition
147 people viewed this question
Usually answered in minutes!
Step 2: Please assign your manual to a product: