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Old 10-23-2006, 08:21 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hello! I have a bit of a problem! I had downloaded a full version of Microsoft Windows XP Professional, burned it to a CD, restart the comp, but it skip right over it, it spins it when I already got the "Microsoft Windows XP" logo! I pressed F8 and chose "Boot of the CD", but nothing, same thing as before, skips over it! How can I make it to boot/start the installation?
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It sounds like it isnt a bootable CD. At that point there really isnt much you can do but get the files needed to make it bootable and reburn it.
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You can't do too much here. We don't support illegal stuff.

You will have to grab a copy of XP Pro OEM for about $120.
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Try changing the boot order in the BIOS and buy yourself a real copy of XP.
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Hello! I have a bit of a problem! I had downloaded a full version of Microsoft Windows XP Professional, burned it to a CD, restart the comp, but it skip right over it, it spins it when I already got the "Microsoft Windows XP" logo! I pressed F8 and chose "Boot of the CD", but nothing, same thing as before, skips over it! How can I make it to boot/start the installation?


Was this purchase? Because you can buy downloadable copies I believe but it's probably not genuine stuff.
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as people say you should buy it,because Microsoft installed an authenticity check on their site,so you couldn't download updates at all.
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Old 10-24-2006, 12:36 PM   #7 (permalink)
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as people say you should buy it,because Microsoft installed an authenticity check on their site,so you couldn't download updates at all.
Windows XP has a built-in update manager, and it works on pirated copies, except for service packs, but those are slipstreamed easily.
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