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I was trying to update Windows XP & ended up installing Windows XP Home & Windows XP Pro on the same partition. Now I can't get past an error page. I can get to the dos prompt but I can't figure out what to do from there. Can I uninstall XP & fix it. If so, how do I uninstall?
Ok. If you do not want to backup your files/documents, you can simply access a Windows XP CD from the internet, by visiting this link. When you get a copy, simply put it in the drive and boot up the pc. Then follow the instructions on the immediate screen, which is either press DEL, F8 or Esc. Then, look for a boot option and change it to CD/DVD Drive....
Then, let the CD boot and let it run through and follow the onscreen instructions. Then, you will have a so called brand new pc/installation. Be sure to format your drive when it asks...
If you want to back up some of your stuff, go to a flea market and look for a computer place...
They should have small hard drives.
Anything above 10GB should be good, unless you want a large drive for yourself.
Just install a version of windows, and copy all the stuff you want to back up, then you can format your regular with the version of Windows you downloaded...
If you need anything else, let me know...
If the link i gave earlier does not work, try this one:
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Posted on Jul 21, 2008
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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This is generally how your format the hard disk and install
First you need a Windows XP or Windows Vista installation CD and the product installation code, which is printed on the Windows label on the bottom of your laptop.
Boot up with the Windows installation CD start and follow the instructions to install Windows.
Next Delete the existing Windows partition.
Next Create a new partition.
Next format this new partition - Format the partition in NTFS not a quick format. This will prepare the Windows for a clean install.
Next create a User(name) and company name (normally Home is all you need).
Further into the installation, you will be required to put in the Installation code.
During the final stages of installation you need to create
an User or Users that will use this computer.
When you finished installing Windows you need to install the
laptop's device drivers. You need to use a computer with Internet access to
download these drivers from the laptop manufacturer's WEB site and install
these drivers on your laptop.
Next connect a LAN cable to the LAN port from your computer to your DSL or cable modem and you need to Activate the Windows installation on the Microsoft WEB site.
Next up need to upgrade Windows from the Microsoft WEB site including Service pack.
Next you need to install your programs
You can download the device drivers from Dell WEB site,
the support download page. Make sure you select your model desktop or laptop,
better still, type in the Service Tag number, it is printed on the label on the
bottom of the laptop and on the back or sides of a desktop. (If the Service Tag
label is missing then go into the BIOS setting and on one of the BIOS pages,
the Service Tag number will be displayed). This will open the page where the
specific drivers for your model computer are located. Also make sure you select
the Windows of the drivers for your Windows operating system. Click on this
link to download the drivers: -
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You really have three choices, but in almost all of them you MUST update your Windows installation to at least SP1, and better SP2, before proceeding. Without that update, you cannot handle any single disk volume over 128 GB.
1. Leave it as it is and use Windows Disk Manager to create separate partitions in the unallocated space. With original XP Pro, every one of them will be limited to less than 128GB.
2. As suggested, use Partition Magic or Unbutu to expand the existing partition to include all the space available. Windows itself will not let you change the size of the boot partition. Again, do NOT do this until AFTER you have updated your XP.
3. Download all the XP update files from windows update.
You can also change the operating system to windows 7.
It does not have such a limit.
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