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Old 09-30-2006, 04:56 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I am wondering if some one could have an anwser for my question I have. I am wondering if a copy of Windows XP pro upgrade will be able too do a bootable install on a freshly formatted hd?. Or do I need to run a copy of win98 or 2k windows?.

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Old 09-30-2006, 11:26 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I'm not sure, but it should be a bootable CD. But it will check for a previous OS.
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Old 09-30-2006, 11:47 AM   #3 (permalink)
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If it is a upgrade you will need a older version of Windows sometime during the install. Upgrades can not fully install without a older versions of Windows. Hence the term Upgrade disc.

Only Full versions can install XP fully on a fresh HDD without a older version of Windows.
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Old 09-30-2006, 03:31 PM   #4 (permalink)
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ok great thanks for the info.
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Old 09-30-2006, 04:27 PM   #5 (permalink)
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You can reformat, as long as you have an older version of Windows install disk, I ran intothis problem a long time ago, with an upgrade version of Windows XP, which I thought it was suppose to be a retail version.
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during a fresh install, it will ask for an older windows cd to verify the upgrade
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