I want to install my new genuine Xp Pro RRS feed

  • Question

  • do I need to unistall my non genuine Xp Pro before I install my new genuine XP pro.could you please instruct me on how to do both.
    Monday, April 23, 2007 10:44 AM


  • Chase1111,

    Under most circumstances Microsoft recommends that for best results, when it comes time to "genuine-ize" a nogenuine installation of XP, you should do a clean installation using the genuine XP CD that you receive in the WGA Kit.  If your circumsances are such that a clean installation cannot be done, then the Product Key Updater Utility may be able to "genuine-ize" a nongenuine installation of XP using the Product Key emailed to you after your purchase of the WGA Kit.  Please see this link for info on the Updater utility:  http://www.microsoft.com/genuine/selfhelp/pkuinstructions.aspx

    If you will be using a Recovery solution provided by your computer manufacturer, then please follow the manufacturer's directions for the use of their Recovery solution.

    Please note that a clean installation destroys all user data on the hard disk drive, so you will want to back up and offload any irreplaceable data.

    Here is a good tutorial for a clean installation:  http://www.michaelstevenstech.com/cleanxpinstall.html

    Monday, April 23, 2007 1:24 PM