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I try to put xp home on the 1600sc

I want to use it has a desktop. not a server

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  • bondstheodor Aug 08, 2008

    I want to use it inplace of my old compaq desktop. so i try to put xp home on the 1600sc but it would not take so can you help me please"

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I am assuming that you mean it won't boot after you install by "It won't take". if so, you need to use the F6 key at the beginning (I mean the very beginning of booting from the CD). Keep pressing it until the question asking you to press F6 if needed dissapears. You need to have a floppy disk with the SCSI/RAID drivers on it. If this is not the case, then you need to elaborate on "Won't take"

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PowerEdge 1600SC, BIOS A12 Floppy Update Package - http://ftp.us.dell.com/bios/PE1600SC-BIOSA12.exe

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