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Old 02-24-2006, 09:46 PM   #1 (permalink)
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well i got all my peices for my new pc, hooked them all together (which i did wrong) and then i realized i ordered the wondows xp *upgrade* omfg i hate myself right now..

anyway, my query is, i hooked the hard drive and dvd-wr up to the master (or at least i think so, i dont really know) but anyway it had them listed as like, the 3rd slave and something else, not the master... what the **** did i do wrong? it said the master was empty.. why?

god i hate this kinda ****.. the instructions are always sub-par

and i wasted 100 bucks on a dumb**** upgrade... i dont even have an OS now :*(
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Old 02-24-2006, 09:59 PM   #2 (permalink)
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still got your old pc? ghost the image to your new pc and voila now your harddrive has an os on it that you can upgrade
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Old 02-24-2006, 10:08 PM   #3 (permalink)
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what does that mean?
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Old 02-24-2006, 10:12 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Transfer your old OS to new computer, i think
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Old 02-25-2006, 12:04 AM   #5 (permalink)
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You wouldn't want to use a ghost image from an old computer unless you're using the same motherboard. Otherwise you will have a bunch of improper drivers and your life will be worse than it is now.
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Do you have a Windows 98 disk? If you do, that will work.
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Old 02-25-2006, 12:53 AM   #7 (permalink)
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You wouldn't want to use a ghost image from an old computer unless you're using the same motherboard. Otherwise you will have a bunch of improper drivers and your life will be worse than it is now.
yah thats why i *tried* to order a new one... **** i feel so bad about that.. i could have just been playin WoW on the new pc.. instead.. this peice.

anyway.. im still curious why it didn't list my harddrive as master, or cd/dvd disc.. why are they like.. 3rd slave, and 3rd master or something.. that bugs me i wanna figure that out.. anyone know some sites i could see?
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Old 02-25-2006, 01:10 AM   #8 (permalink)
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All you need to be able to use that XP CD is another copy of windows to prove that you bought Windows. Just borrow a disc from a friend to prove to Windows that you own a previous version of it.
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better off just reture it and get a new one
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Old 02-25-2006, 04:24 AM   #10 (permalink)
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if you have a copy of Windows 98, you just need to put that in during the start of the install. you don't even need to install 98 first.
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