New OS Install - Help.

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Hello, I have got a used Dell Inspiron 1100 with Win XP Home SP1a and after a
few months of use the system crashed completely. I would like to install  Win
2000 with SP4 on it. Let me know if that is possible - as the BIOS seems
proprietary to Dell and I was thinking that maybe they have made the system in a
way that the OS cannot be changed just 'repaired'

Also can I boot in safe mode with it (with the XP home PS1a)? If yes then how?

Thanks for your replies.

Re: New OS Install - Help.

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That'll work just fine.  Check the Dell WWWebsite for Win2K drivers,
if they aren't there you'll need to find your own, but it's not rocket

Re: New OS Install - Help.

I'd imagine that it won't be a problem installing Win 2k on an Inspiron
1100. The laptop itself is old enough that I think that there should be
plenty of 2k drivers for it.

Actually I just checked the Dell website and there are 2k drivers for
all the essential systems i.e. audio, video, etc.

Re: New OS Install - Help.

Thank you for your replies guys! In the end I repaired the win xp installation
with the original discs that came with the laptop. And so far everything is
going on well.

Cheers to all.

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