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Yes Ana, you can install Windows XP professional. SP2 will be fine too. However, it may run into issues finding the specific device-drivers your PC uses. Do you have any CDs with your device drivers, i.e. audio/video cards, printer, network cards, etc.?
You would need those before you start installing the new system.
You have to install the drivers into your computer. You can get the drivers for Windows XP in the website of your computer's manufacturer. Since you cannot connect to the internet using that computer, then you can use a different computer. Download the drivers and save them into a USB storage device. After downloading all drivers, install them in your computer.
If you want to make sure that all drivers perform well, then I suggest that you keep them updated. You can use RadarSync if you don't want to do all updating manually.
After downloading, place a plane CD in the CD/DVD writer and then double click the downloaded file. Now the burning process will begin. After burning is successfully completed, you can use this CD as your boot disc. Follow the installation procedure as usual.
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You can also do a clean installation by following the procedure as listed below:To perform a clean installation of Windows XP, follow these steps:Back up all important information before you perform a clean installation of Windows XP. Save the backup to an external location, such as a CD or external hard disk.Start your computer from the Windows XP CD. To do this, insert the Windows XP CD into your CD drive or DVD drive, and then restart your computer. Note To boot from your Windows XP CD, the BIOS settings on your computer must be configured to do this.When you see the "Press any key to boot from CD" message, press any key to start the computer from the Windows XP CD.At the Welcome to Setup screen, press ENTER to start Windows XP Setup.Read the Microsoft Software License Terms, and then press F8.Follow the instructions on the screen to select and format a partition where you want to install Windows XP.Follow the instructions on the screen to complete the Windows XP Setup.
You may need to install the audio drivers for those systems. If the sound is built onto the mainboard, you'll need the motherboard model number to help locate the drivers online. You can look for them yourself through a search engine, or if you'd like, get back to me with the model numbers of the motherboards, and I will locate your drivers. The model number of the motherboard should be printed directly on the motherboard itself.
hi dear you need SCSI drivers if you using SATA hard drive you cant install you have find scsi driver for your hard drive 1st after onlyyou can install windows xp
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You can get the correct drivers from the Gateway website. Use another computer and download all the Windows XP files for that model number from the website. You need your model number of your pc. Get the files for your motherboard, video, sound card, network card, etc. save them to a usb key or a burn them to a cd. Take the usb key/cd to the other system and load the drivers.
This will get your system back up and running in now time.
It is possible that your hard drive is a SATA and therefore not readily readable by 98, XP but surprised not even by Vista. In any case, since you would still prefer to run XP (due to other software compatibility issues), pls press F6 when prompted by the XP installer. Additionally, you would need to have ready in a floppy the appropriate SATA drivers for your motherboard. They maybe downloaded from the motherboard manufacturer's website or possibly in the installer/driver CD that came with the PC.
Other than the above, it is also possible that you may have some issues with the availability of XP drivers for the other devices for that computer specially if it is branded.
Hope this be of initial help/idea. Pls post back how things turned up or should you need additional information.