Solved problem installing xp pro

July 11, 2014 at 14:47:37
Specs: Windows 7
can I install Win. 7 over my win.2000 pro. I cant put xp pro on my computer. Should I buy win. 7 and try it or will it not work either

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July 13, 2014 at 11:59:15
XP generally doesn't need boot discs (floppies). Could it be you have the boot order configured incorrectly in the BIOS?

How about downloading the ISO to create a new WinXP CD with SP3 already slipstreamed into it? Just burn it to a disc using ImgBurn or similar software.

Here you go ---> Windows XP w/SP3 - direct download

Pay close attention during the installation of ImgBurn & don't allow any of the bundled software to install along with it.

Get it here ---> ImgBurn 2.5.8.0



#1
July 11, 2014 at 16:09:40
Before you go and purchase Win7, first describe your machine's specs (many Win2K machines won't cut it on Win7) and what problems you're having installing XP Pro...

"Channeling the spirit of jboy..."


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#2
July 12, 2014 at 17:26:52
I was running XP Pro on my old trusty Toshiba satellite when all the sudden I started to have problems. My friend said back every thing up. We'll use partition magic to fdisc the hard drive and load XP Pro. XP Pro wouldn't load because I didn't have boot discs. So I loaded W2000. I had boot discs for that program. W2000 works. But I want XP Pro like before. So I got boot discs for XP Pro (with sp2 files) But apparently the sp2 files caused it to not work. It asked for a sp2 disk which I did have. But it didn't work either.

I read an answer to a similar question about duel boot. I'm going to try that before I purchase W7. But I was already told my pc is to old for W7. I might need a different XP Pro OS disc.

Thank you for responding. Something has got to work.

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#3
July 13, 2014 at 06:18:08
If you're starting from scratch, let XP format the drive instead of some other program (preferably NTFS format). If by boot disks you mean floppies, then get them from here (scroll down for XP Pro):

http://www.bootdisk.com/bootdisk.htm

If your version of XP is "pre-SP2" then install it and upgrade to SP2:

http://download.microsoft.com/downl...

or SP3:

http://download.microsoft.com/downl...

"Channeling the spirit of jboy..."


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#4
July 13, 2014 at 11:59:15
✔ Best Answer
XP generally doesn't need boot discs (floppies). Could it be you have the boot order configured incorrectly in the BIOS?

How about downloading the ISO to create a new WinXP CD with SP3 already slipstreamed into it? Just burn it to a disc using ImgBurn or similar software.

Here you go ---> Windows XP w/SP3 - direct download

Pay close attention during the installation of ImgBurn & don't allow any of the bundled software to install along with it.

Get it here ---> ImgBurn 2.5.8.0


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#5
July 15, 2014 at 18:18:48
than you for responding. I think I have found a solution. Thanks again for the help.

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#6
July 15, 2014 at 18:31:10
Please follow up and post back what that solution is---so other visitors can determine whether it may (or may not) help with a problem they're having...

"Channeling the spirit of jboy..."


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#7
July 15, 2014 at 19:16:56
ya, I'm trying the xp with sp3 posted by riider. It might work. thanks again to all. I am truly grateful for your help...

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#8
July 16, 2014 at 18:54:49
"I'm trying the xp with sp3 posted by riider. It might work"

"Trying" & "might work"? You should not mark your post as SOLVED until you are sure.


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