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Old 12-19-2004, 08:19 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default putting Windows ME, or XP on old hard drive

I'm a newbie and don't know wat forum category this belongs under but im going to put it on both hardware and software and you can delete the one that is wrong.

anywayz onto my problem, i had a windows ME compaq computer that suddenly wouldn't start , it would get to the red logo compaq and quit, i tried to the Q/R cd's but they didnt' work,
I hooked up the old hard drive to an windows Xp hp computer(the one im on now) and want to reformat it and put either xp on it or windows ME back on it.
I've read many places how to do this but they all say you need the original cd that came with the computer, but i never got an original windows xp cd or a windows me with either computer
Is there some files that i can copy from xp to make a cd and burn it onto the hard drive or something, or is this impossible
thanx for the help

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Old 12-20-2004, 12:29 AM   #2 (permalink)
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i doubt it buddy....but i think you can make an image of your XP Hard Drive using Norton Ghost and put it onto the other drive. Is that right guys?


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Old 12-20-2004, 03:09 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Yaeh but you cant just throw the ghost hd in another computer, it will be missing boot files.

TIP---> Always get an os cd with your computer. You paid for it, so demand it.
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