NEW 320 GIG HD CAN I USE SUPPORT CD TO INSTALL XP HOME ON IT?
As far as I know the support CD is the only disc that originally came with the PC. Just really need to know if I can use that CD to install XP Home on the new drive and then reuse the original HD for some other purpose like data storage. I know the support CD has all the device drivers, but is it also used as the XP Home recovery disc as well. Thanks, BNG in Texas.
An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points
An expert that got 10 achievements.
An expert that got 5 achievements.
An expert whose answer got voted for 500 times.
Re: NEW 320 GIG HD CAN I USE SUPPORT CD TO INSTALL XP...
1) A computer never comes with a Microsoft Disk so you will not be able to recover you Windows XP Home, unfortunately the best thing to do is just buy the Genuine disk from Microsoft, and the reason why i say unfortunately is because these disks turn out very expensive.
2) What you need to do is set up your new hdd as a slave and then copy everything from your main hdd to your new hdd then shut down your pc and take both the master and the slave hdd's out and then change your new hdd to be the master hdd and you should be set! All you need to do then is connect it back to your pc and start it up. Please also remember to give this solution a good rating.
a 6ya Technician can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repair professionals here in the US. click here to Talk to a Technician (only for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need. Goodluck!
- If you need clarification, ask it in the comment box above.
- Better answers use proper spelling and grammar.
- Provide details, support with references or personal experience.
Tell us some more! Your answer needs to include more details to help people.You can't post answers that contain an email address.Please enter a valid email address.The email address entered is already associated to an account.Login to postPlease use English characters only.
Tip: The max point reward for answering a question is 15.
You cannot get the full 320Gb capacity because the BIOS can only support a maximum of 127Gb. You only hope is a BIOS firmware upgrade that can support 320Gb. Check out the Acer WEB site to see if a BIOS upgrade will solve your problem. OTHERWISE Install a 127Gb hard drive in your Acer and put the 320Gb hard drive in an USB hard drive adapter case and use it as an external USB hard drive because it is not affected by the BIOS limitation.
If you've got your jumper settings wrong and installed your os on the 127 GB section of the 320 GB Hard drive and you change jumper settings and then you have problems you may need to reinstall the old hard drive as master and the new hard drive as slave. Reformat the new hard drive as 320 GB, and as a bootable drive. You can either do a disk copy from old to new or reinstall your os on the 320 GB drive. Please let me know how this goes. You can get to me @ email@example.com
well copying the files may be the problem! for instance you need a recovery cd or dvd if you made one and use that to reinstall ur OS like the day you bought it!
try making or getting a windows installer disc then either install ur original OS like home or professinal or use the repair feature that shoud install all the drivers and .dll file you need
This situation leads me to believe that the CD or DVD drive is faulty,,or the install disc you are using is scratched or dirty. Try cleaning the disc and begin again. Another option is to take the hard drive out and using a 2.5 to 3.5 inch HD adapter ,,plug into a desktop PC as a slave. And copy your WinXp cd onto a partition on your laptop HD. Then using a Win98Se floppy boot disc you can access the winXP and install from there.
update your system bios first. as far as parition magic's related error.. if you were you delete the parition and recreate it, you should be ok. What's the error message you receive when you try to install windows on it?
You need to install Windows. You'll have to buy a Windows XP Home (preferably) installation CD with Certificate of Authenticity and 25-digit registration key. You'll put the CD in the drive and boot the machine, it should boot off the CD and start the Windows XP installation process. Once that is done, your computer should run perfectly.
No unfortunately XP home and XP media edition are different but not completely. The only difference is the entertainment factor like TV control and live recording and pausing , viewing photos etc and media center is considered to be a bit more secure than XP home but i find this just a wrong perception of people as i also have XP home and also had media center, makes no difference at all regarding security but yes if u want much more features or facilities as far as entertainment is considered media center edition is far more good than XP home....... IF U INSTALL XP HOME THAT DOES NOT MEAN U INSTALLED XP MEDIA CENTER Now there are 2 ways to solve ur problem 1. Either get a NEW disc from microsoft or any computer shop for media center and then install it. OR 2. Install XP home on your system and then try to put the CD for media center , it will update XP to media center . In this way u will get the media center back and u will also not lose any previous stored data. NOTE: In both the above cases u will have to get the CD for Media center...... Wat matters is losing the data that is already stored on your system. BUT AGAIN I WOULD LIKE TO REMIND HERE IS THAT INSTALLING XP HOME WILL NOT GET BACK U TO MEDIA CENTER AS THEY ARE DIFFERENT BUT IT MAKES NOT DIFFERENCE WHETHER IT IS XP HOME OR MEDIA CENTER AS ONLY DIFFERENCE IS ENTERTAINMENT>>> IN THE WORLD THERE ARE MORE PEOPLE USING XP HOME THAN MEDIA CENTER>>>