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  • Question

  • Hello,

    I have faced a rather daunting task of reformatting the main hard drive and reloading WIndows XP Home OS on it due to a plethora of legacy applications from the past WinME op system. The issue is I have only an upgrade version of Windows XP. If I have to wipe everything out would I have to buy a complete version of the XP system?

    Pls help

     

    Wednesday, August 16, 2006 7:03 PM

Answers

  • In order to perform a "clean install" of Window XP using the upgrade version, you'll need a qualifying Windows 98/ME CD to insert in the CD drive when requested to do.  Otherwise, you will a "Full Version" of Windows XP in order to complete the installation.

    See the detailed instructions here:

    Clean Install Windows XP
    http://www.michaelstevenstech.com/cleanxpinstall.html

    Wednesday, August 16, 2006 7:34 PM
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  • In order to perform a "clean install" of Window XP using the upgrade version, you'll need a qualifying Windows 98/ME CD to insert in the CD drive when requested to do.  Otherwise, you will a "Full Version" of Windows XP in order to complete the installation.

    See the detailed instructions here:

    Clean Install Windows XP
    http://www.michaelstevenstech.com/cleanxpinstall.html

    Wednesday, August 16, 2006 7:34 PM
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  • If I got Window 98 SE Chinese version in my computer, could I upgrade with Window XP upgrade English version?

    Cheers,

    Jie831

    Tuesday, September 5, 2006 11:07 AM
  •  jie831 wrote:

    If I got Window 98 SE Chinese version in my computer, could I upgrade with Window XP upgrade English version?

    Cheers,

    Jie831

    No.  You need an "English version" of the qualifying Microsoft Windows CD.

    Tuesday, September 5, 2006 1:38 PM
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  • As I got Window XP professional edition in my Laptop, however I don't like it and I'd like to install Window Home edition instead of, and also keep the files I did with Window XP professional edition. Is it possible?

    Cheers,

    Jie831

    Friday, September 15, 2006 10:08 AM
  • In order to return to Windows XP Home Edition after upgrading to Windows XP Professional, a "clean install" of Windows XP Home Edition would be required.

    Clean Install Windows XP
    http://www.michaelstevenstech.com/cleanxpinstall.html

    Friday, September 15, 2006 2:05 PM
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  • Clean installing means formating the driver first, and the files will lost afterwards, isn't it?

    jie83`

    Sunday, September 17, 2006 7:57 AM
  • Clean installing means formating the driver first, and the files will lost afterwards, isn't it?

    jie831

    Sunday, September 17, 2006 7:59 AM
  • hi

     

    i have a windows xp full cd. At present i have a laptop that has xp chunese. can i use my full cd to clean install the eng xp onto the laptop with the chinese xp. i have a dell d620. how can i do this. reply to me on dhiveng@mweb.co.za

     

    thanks dhiveen

     

    Thursday, October 19, 2006 4:22 PM