How to Use WinXP Pro Upgrade Disk for Clean Install
I want a completely clean installaton of Windows XP SP3 on a new disk and have only a retail WinXP Pro upgrade disk (pre-SP1) and an OEM Dell WinXP Pro SP2 upgrade/reinstall disk. Neither will install on my fresh disk (error: Boot disk failure. Please insert system disk, or some such thing).
Is there a way that I can use one of these disk to freshly install Windows. (Env: HP Pavilion 753n, 640MB Ram, 160GB disk, (yeah, I know, it's a second machine!).
That is, what file(s) do I need to move from my old disk to the new disk so that the upgrade CD will recognize it as an upgrade?