Need to re-install xp update on HD

February 24, 2011 at 15:46:10
Specs: Windows XP
I have a problem. My hard drive is corrupted and I'm trying to uninstall xp upgrade on my hd and it will not let me cause I don't have the backup files that were saved from the installation of the 98SE O.S. I want to reformat the drive so I can reinstall the O.S. Will I have a problem re-installing them because I wasn't able to uninstall properly? Thanks and have a nice day

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#1
February 24, 2011 at 18:07:53
Hi,
I understand your meaning like this: your hard drive is corrupted; you want to change it to a new drive and you want to transfer your XP to the new drive,but you don't have the backup file of windows XP?
If yes,i want to recommend you an article:
clone disk to upgrade disk
You can have a look at it and decide if this can help you.
Hope this can you.

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#2
February 24, 2011 at 18:39:05
Maybe. If you have an upgrade version of xp then you may have to get some old 98 cd to get it to install.

Sometimes there are original programs on and maybe drivers that may help. I suspect that the computer is rather old.

"The era of big government is over," said Clinton 1996


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#3
February 25, 2011 at 07:33:44
Hi Beacher:

The machine is only 6 six old (in computer time that is old) It's more than that. The XP PRO has Registry problems. And I can't fix it. even with other registry fix it software.So I thought that uninstalling the XP PRO upgrade back down to the 98SE O.S. would do the trick so I could re-install the XP but the program is telling me that I don't have the 98SE files to re-install it to. So I'll have to install the 98SE and upgrade to the XP PRO on a newer hard drive. The question is will I have a problem with the registration after the re-install and upgrade. Also I like your Clinton statement


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#4
February 25, 2011 at 07:49:32
Hi Jefro:

I just saw your post after I responded to Beacher. The computer is only six years old but by computer standards it very old. I have both original O.S. When I go to reinstall both weather I reformat the hard drive or us a new drive will I have a problem registering the xp pro? Thanks for you help.


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#5
February 25, 2011 at 13:03:54
You may have to call Microsoft but I doubt it. Only OEM disks auto register. Actually register is the wrong word. I forget the real word.

In most upgrade disks that you bought you simply enter the key that you have on the cd or jacket. If it fails then you can call MS and explain the deal. I have had to call them a number of times and they simply give me a new key.

"The era of big government is over," said Clinton 1996


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#6
February 25, 2011 at 16:44:51
Hi Jefro;

Thank you for the information. Even with the OEM discs that we have I'll betcha I'll still have to call. I accidentally told Beacher I liked his Clinton sentence. It was actually you that had it. That is what I get for now looking at the right post. I never new he said that. It's pretty good. I better not talk politics I could go on for hours. Have a nice weekend and again, Thanks.


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#7
February 26, 2011 at 05:26:49
Boot from the XP Upgrade disk and delete the partition. Create a new one, then install XP. You'll need to enter your Win98 product key at some point.

Please let us know if you found someone's advice to be helpful.


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