Off Topic: Win XP initial setup? RRS feed

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    Hi all, apologies if this is the wrong forum to post in.


    I recently acquired Windows Vista Business 64 bit version, however soon realised that on trying to install many programs i used on XP, that they did not work due to them only being available for the 32 bit system.


    I hastily attemtped to revert back, but stupidly deleted the Windows.old folder and any chance of reverting back to XP. My system when purchased had all the recovery info on the HDD, so when i rebooted and found that the option to recover the system had gone i was devastated. I did have one final option, which was the CD's i managed to get from the retailer after i found that the recovery info was held on the HDD. (My argument was that if the HDD ever became damaged i would lose all info including the OS as there was no OS cd with the package. Thus they gave me the CD's (Norton Ghost and image cd's from the system)).


    I rebooted and completed the recovery process with the cd's. However, when i first booted the PC up expecting to run the setup phase to register my copy that was already registered to me, i found that this is *Blank* and is registered to no-one.


    I'm wondering if anyone knows if there is a way to start the intial setup so i can register my already registered copy of XP so it shows on my system?


    Many Thanks for any help provided





    Monday, December 10, 2007 2:25 PM

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