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Old 12-13-2005, 01:17 PM   #1 (permalink)
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i bought a computer last night got it home and installed a dell version of xp. now it says that its missing files and i need to reinstall it... the only problem is i never had a key for it... so my friend lent me a copy of xp pro... how do i delete the old os and install the new one... and can i use the key for his or do i need to find a key gen? and where would i find that?
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Most of you post is illegal actions/questions.

But you delete the information by, deleting partition then reformating.
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i dont know anything about comps so could you tell me how to do that... partion thing... like a step by step...
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You would boot off the pro disc, select the partition , delete it, then reformat whole drive, then allow it to install.
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my comp is a custom built so when it starts up it doesnt really do what regular comps do so what button would i need to press. cause i put the disc in the tray an restarted it and it just came up like normal it never asked to do any of that
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Have to access CMOS, by pressing delete or F1 at first power on, then in the CMOS you change the boot priority to CD-Rom First and anything else 2nd, 3rd and 4th.


Then you have to save the settings, usally F10.

After restart it should prompt you to boot off CD after POST.
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kool i think that helps but your not allowed to give info on the key part huh?
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kool i think that helps but your not allowed to give info on the key part huh?
Ya, you read the rules right?

PM matt for a site where you can ask about it.

Search members for matt, I think hes a mod or admin. (I think)
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you could try www.keygen.us

or call dell technical support.
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