New XP edition

September 10, 2010 at 12:38:40
Specs: Windows XP, 3.2/ 4000 mb
I have a asus800 p4 and a magnetic data technologies hdrive.
have found for sale a new XP Home Edition Version 2002 for gateway PC only....

can i make a fresh installation with this or will it not work........!!!!!!

owner says will work on any PC...!!!!


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September 10, 2010 at 12:45:29
It should work. As long as you have a valid key code.

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September 10, 2010 at 14:21:29
I will buy this and try it then....................... thank you...

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September 10, 2010 at 15:06:06
I wouldn't count on it working. That is an OEM version that is specifically designed for SOME gateway computers.

Why do you need to buy a WinXP CD? Are you currently running WinXP?

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September 10, 2010 at 16:29:16
Yes i have xp now, but also a new self put together pc...have good experience with it (xp) and would like it again for the new pc....have seen many different kinds of xp home.....have been told win 7 and vista are 64 bit and might have problems with printer, scanner, cam, and ext. h drive if have i change to 64, so would rather stay 32 bit.

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September 10, 2010 at 17:34:36
Windows 7 is 32 bit or 64 bit. You should check for the drivers for your hardware first. The oem version may or may not work. OtheHill had a good point. If you can, I would go with Win 7.

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September 10, 2010 at 17:53:14
sounds nice, but all my hardware is about 4 yrs, and now to find win 7drivers for them...... and does win7 ask or give the choice of 32 - 64 at installation. ( my using my old p3 right now).
if at install asks what bit, then i could stay 32....!!!
never had anything but 95, 98, 2000, xp.

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September 10, 2010 at 19:22:22
"but all my hardware is about 4 yrs, and now to find win 7drivers for them......"

I installed Win7 on an old Pentium III machine, and it loaded drivers for all of the important components--chipset/AGP, sound, NIC, IDE, and even the video card and WiFi. Of course, I updated the video driver after the installation. Point is, I don't think Win7 will come up empty handed for a P4 system.

"and does win7 ask or give the choice of 32 - 64 at installation."

The package will come with two DVDs--one x86 (32-bit), and one x64. Since you have a P4, you'd obviously use the x86 DVD.

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September 10, 2010 at 19:35:19
I will do just that.............Thanks ALL for your advice...

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September 16, 2010 at 11:20:35
Hi again,

Now i have just recieved my ...- win 7 with anytime upgrade 32bit.... ebayed it for 76$.
says for system builder only. i put my 3.2G 4000 ram asus 800 256 graphic new parts ,together myself.
had xp home and after 5 mo. lost all to a virus....cleaned all an old p3 (which worked then) i have , reinstalled on p4 and still not working...(starts up to wins, then autom starts over again and again.) i was talked into a new win 7, now i read on the cover back must have a OEM -OPK kit first......stuck...shall i try it anyways or would this be a mistake...!!!.

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September 16, 2010 at 12:13:28
Below is a link to a Microsoft article on the OPK kit.

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September 16, 2010 at 21:13:22
from what i read and i am no dealer or repair co. will try and see if it will load.
register for bussiness applications i do not need.
will let you all know what happens..

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September 17, 2010 at 04:26:47
Buying OEM versions of Windows is a gray area that has served the enthusiast community for years. What you don't get is ANY tech support. The vendor installing the OEM version is the one responsible for tech support. That is you.

Windows 7 has this anytime upgrade feature. I think you must already have some lesser version of Windows 7 installed in order to use that disk. I could be wrong. Look at the links below. I think you got snookered. You need to buy an OEM full version. The 3rd link below shows a number of choices.

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September 17, 2010 at 23:08:46
well have many hrs. and different setups from this win 7 home prem. oem, (licensed for distrib with new pc)., starts and loads files then restart allover again.then stops amd goes no farther. .have changed hd drive from single master to c/s, which loads the most files, but never seem to get farther..have checked on this pre-installation set from windows, but they want a email and some bussiness quest. answered...(really see know need in this, but maybe wrong, have no internet first off, to recieve anything from them that might help getting this going), so kinda lost all starts automatially, so do not know what i could be doing wrong...

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September 17, 2010 at 23:15:42
by the way, have also done a full format, couple of times, with setup program that comes before setup installation begins.

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September 17, 2010 at 23:38:23
So which version of Windows are you now trying to install?

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September 18, 2010 at 02:04:24
hi, well like i have 7 home premium full version......

now i put the p4 HD in my p3 and installed win 7 ...all went fine...
and my p3 HD in my also fine...
but my p4 HD will not go out past bios in it original p4 pc.....starts, then just freezes right there...
but p3 hd with xp works fine in the asus 800 p4..!!!!!!!!

p4 hd works good in p3, but not in p4..!!!!!!!!!!!
hope you can understand what i just said..!!!
if not, yell........going crazy here...using p3 now again..

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September 18, 2010 at 06:39:42
I am not really sure what you are doing. Did you change out processors and then try to install Windows 7 on the resulting rig?

Do you have any external hardware like drives, printers, etc connected? Are you using any HD video connections?

Try testing out the computer as is by booting to a live version of Linux to verify there is nothing wrong with the configuration itself.

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September 18, 2010 at 08:19:57
No cpu changes, extra hd, printer - hookup only mouse, key,monitor.

if i take p3 hd and change bios (in p4) to default, or cdrom, or hd start,
nothing changes when i put the p4 hd back in.(.bios comes on and stops right there), also says at the very bottom of the list, status ok....... put p3 hd in it , it works fine.

sounds like p4 hd has a problem, but p4 hd works in p3 also fine.

how would i do a linux boot test, but like i said, p3 works fine in it...really lost...

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September 18, 2010 at 10:26:33
Live versions of Linux install to and run from on CDR or DVDR. There are many versions. Puppy is about the smallest I know about. You download the iso file and burn it to CDR. Instructions are usually included on the websites.

If one of the live versions will not run on the P4 then that will tell you something about the processor or some other hardware. Just a thought.

Are you using a full final version of Windows 7? There were issues with some chip sets in the beta versions. They won't run now anyway.

I would try to get a refund on the version of Windows 7 you bought. Even if you get it working you may have issues with MSoft in the future. What you are doing is against the EULA for that version. Look at the link below for other options for Windows.

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September 18, 2010 at 11:09:50
Cool...........i have seen this one..........and Exactly the same one i have......

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 32-bit 1-Pack for System Builders - OEM

* Home Version
ebayed it for 20 $ cheaper....

will look for these live linux...........

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September 18, 2010 at 11:13:05
You stated you had a version that was for a Gateway computer. The versions I linked are full OEM versions that come with an installation key. Will work on any hardware that supports Windows 7.

Branded OEM disks are keyed to the hardware they are supposed to run on. So you don't need to supply an installation key. Your hardware is probably totally different than the hardware that disk was designed to run on.

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September 18, 2010 at 18:22:17
yep, that was for a xp disk i had found, but the guys talked me into a win 7...

so, here what happens when i turn on my pc....with the new win 7..
and also loaded puppy, cd start with rom......nothing happens.
i only get this below.

ASUS p4 p800 Rev.1010
CPU intel - Pentium 4 CPU 3.2. Ghz
Speed 3.2 Ghz.

Enter setup.....(nothing happens)
Press F8 for BBS Popup......nothing happens
DDR freq. 400 Mhz. Dual-Channel Linear Mode
Checking NVRAM..........update OK

2943 MB OK
USB Devices : 1 mouse
Auto-detecting : Pri master....IDE hard disk
Auto-detecting : sec. master......ATAI cd-rom
" " " : sec. Slave.......ATAI cd-rom
Pri Master : MDT MD 12000BB 20.00k20
Ultra DMA Mode-2. S.M.A.R.T. Capable and status OK

but in my old p3 works it fine
and p3 hd works in P4 just fine..

i am at the end of trying.

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September 18, 2010 at 18:34:55
You don't load puppy onto your hard drive. You boot to the CD and run it that way.

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September 18, 2010 at 23:38:03
well thats what i meant, downloaded, burnt cd, start rom....nothing...
only bios display..

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September 19, 2010 at 11:18:18
quess i will just try to delete and try a fresh install and see what happens.....

will tell how it comes out when finished.

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