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- reinstall questions with XP Pro
February 23, 2007, 12:18 pm
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came as the OS is preinstalled on the HD. I'd like to wipe the HD and
setup with a dual boot system (Win98SE & XP). Being there is no
installation CD I'm wondering how to proceed. The laptop has a COA with
product key on the bottom. The OS does not prompt me as if it was not
registered (in fact if I recall it is registered to USER), so ...
Can I use my XP1 Pro CD (from another PC in the house) and install to
the laptop and use the laptop product key then re-register
If that will not work, would I have to somehow make an install CD from
the existing laptop setup?
Should I save any activation file(s) before formatting the HD?
Re: reinstall questions with XP Pro
BTW, I generally don't read anything with Vista cuz I want NO part of
having to install and develop another OS ... I know what you mean when
I do NOT want to spend more time making Bill money, I rather the
computer work for me!
Lastly, you mentioned installing then having to call M$ to activate, I
may need to do the same. Can you pass along the PHONE #?