got a used computer but cant install any prog

February 21, 2011 at 17:08:10
Specs: Windows XP
it was used buy a company and given to me but seems like useless because i cant load new operating system on it says not valid path it is xp pro to xp home

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February 22, 2011 at 05:39:40
What operating syste4m are you trying to install?

What type of installation disks do you have?

What exact operating system is currently installed?

Sounds like you are trying to install WinXP home over WinXP pro. Is that correct?

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February 22, 2011 at 06:24:51
I would first go into setup (bios) and see what the boot order is.
A D C as apposed to CDA
Also see if the hd is listed.

Some companys will disable the cd rom all together to avoid what is called a "tenna net" cds from home being installed.

Is the computer still operational? XP pro still on it? Not a problem but If they set it up to prevent changes then that would need to be cleared before a new install can be done.

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