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Solved: issues upon re-installing Windows XP

Q: Solved: issues upon re-installing Windows XP

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A:[SOLVED] Issues after Installing new Windows 7 on two computers.

You cannot use an usb that had windows 7 loaded on it to install on the hp. it will be preactivated and have the dell logo, it will be an oem addition of windows and it won’t match your hardware on your hp, your wireless will not work until you download all your correct drivers.
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Anyone of these failed installed my have messed things up, that NOTHING is going to get installed.

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A:[SOLVED] Installing issues

Hi mate,
Where it is hanging 39%? When you made partitions and Windows started to copy files on HDD???
Or you might thought when Windows has copied setup files and after first reboot, when Windows started to install and it hangs on 39min???
Check all things inside the case once again, make sure you have all things connected properly...
You have 4GB [2x2GB right]?
Take out one and try to install Windows or test it before you start to install Windows again...
Test it with Memtest, you can download it here:
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A:[SOLVED] Issues installing SP3 and other software

Hi did you get sp3 from here How to download Windows XP SP3
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Download the full SP3 install file from here:
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Hi -

Both drives have Windows 7 installed on them?

I would remove the old HDD, connect the new 1 TB HDD as SATA1, wipe it will KillDisk, then install Windows 7 onto it.

KillDisk -

You'll need to activate and validate the OS. Activation problems may occur as the keycode is currently used for Windows 7 on the old HDD.

Contact Microsoft and explain new HDD purchase -

Then connect the 2nd HDD, transfer over the user profile folder files, e.g., Docs, Pics, Music, etc... then format the 2nd HDD.

Info on the digital copy of Windows 7 you purchased from the Microsoft Store -

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A:Experiencing issues after re-installing Windows 7 :/

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Shut down all computers. Boot the "host" (the one with the printer directly connected) and one other XP PC. See if you can get connected and print to the remote computer. If successful, boot one PC at a time and see if you can get working again. If unsuccessful with just the two PCs please show for each of them ...

Start, Run, CMD, OK to open a command prompt:
(For Vista or 7 type CMD in the Search box after Start)

Type the following commands:

nbtstat -n


[Note that there is no space between the slash and ALL.]

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If necessary use a text file and removable media to copy the results to a computer with internet access.
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Can you post a screen shot of Disk management?

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A:Solved: Re installing Windows XP

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A:[SOLVED] Re-installing Windows XP Pro:Questions About


Originally Posted by Kevalin


I have a Gateway 6023gp laptop running Windows XP Pro with the sp2 service pack. It has a 40gb hardrive with approximately 30gb in the C drive. The other 10gb is on my D drive.

The other day, I decided to redownload Real Player, but it kept insisting that I didn't "have permission from the administrator" to do so. That's been pretty frustrating, since I am the Administrator, as the only owner the computer has ever had.

It turns out that this is apparently a fairly common complaint with Real Player, and Real Networks has a work-around that includes trying to install the program in Safe Mode.

I suspect it was really a permissions error, but gave the message about being an administrator

Imagine my dismay, however, when I started the computer in safe mode, only to find that I really am NOT the administrator on my computer! In safe mode, someone unknown is apparently the Administrator. Mind you, this person does not show up as a user when the computer in on in regular mode; and I show up as the Administrator. But this Administrator has "their" entry passworded, and so I can't get in and make changes.

I have seen "ghoist" users on some HP systems . . apparently set up that way in their imageing process when they first install . . did you try just pressing enter with no password typed?

Happily, this is more of a shock than a reason for despair. Since I do own the computer, I have the disks to strip the and re-install the operating system, and fully intend to do as soon as humanly possible. But I've never had to do anything like that, so I have a few questions.

First: what is the best way to save or remove docs and files that I want to keep? I have a huge jumpdrive (32gb) that I recently bought with the intention of storing some docs I need to have but don't use that often; can I simply use that, or would it be better to buy an external harddrive and place those files on it?

If the jump drive is large enough that will work . . just be sure a different system can read the files before you format

Second:what about my D drive? I don't have a clue what's actually on that drive, but will re-installing Windows replace it, or should I save it out as well?

That could be the recovery partition that some OEM's use to restore the system to the state it was shipped. If you format that option will be gone

Third question: should I use some sort of hardrive cleaner before reloading it? I'd hate to think that I'm going through all this trouble, only to have left some kind of accessible "ghost in the machine"that can later be accessed to create the same situation I'm in now.

If you reinstall, you can delete the partitionsand format early in the installation . . that wipes the drive.

This is a good guide to reinstalling XP . . you might want to print it for reference during the install.

And lastly: how the hell can I prevent something like this from happening again, once I have re-installed Windows? I have Avast Home and WinPatrol, both of which seem to be pretty good programs. I had AVG Free, but the newer version made my computer run SLOW...and didn't always seem to really do the job.

If you format and install, you will determine the users.

If you go that route, be sure to round up your drivers ahead of time and burn to cd so you will have them after the instalation. You can find them on the Gateway support site

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what happened when you restarted - did you get that screen again?
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Welcome to TSF Vic,

I take it that you want to install this second HDD just for extra storage space, without having the Windows? XP Operating System installed on it.
This is relatively simple to do..
For the purposes of these instructions, we will presume that you have IDE HDD's in your machine.
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Go Start > All Programs > Administrative Tools > Computer Management > Storage > Disk Management (local).
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Once the machine has booted back into Windows?, your D: Drive ready will be ready for storing and downloading data.

If you have any doubts or problems, post back for further assistance.

Let us know the outcome.

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A:Solved: Privoxy for Windows installing

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First things first. The XP CD you have is the one that matches the Certificate of Authority on the computer, right? Check.
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You will have to create a partition, format it (you can do a quick format as it is a brand new drive) and then install XP.
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A:[SOLVED] No Audio After Re-installing Windows, Please Help

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Is this a branded PC? . . if so, what brand and model
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I just re-installed windows but the problem is that I have 3 partitions. The partition which Xp is installed on is only 2gb (F).

The C: is 146gb (102free) and that's the one my old xp was installed on. The setup didn't format that, I couldn't because it had the setup files on it.

Then there is another partition which is only 8mb??? I don't know why?

What I would like to do is to format the C: and maybe only have 2 partitions.

Or can you suggest anything? Thanks.

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I am not sure if this post is in the right section.

I just recently got a new ocz vertex 2. I use to run my system on a 2 hdd raid0 (wd green caviar 750gb). My problem is this: when I install windows 7 on the ssd (with bios set to AHCI), it works fine but I can't setup my raid, when I tried to install windows 7 to my ssd with bios set to RAID, it would install windows 7 but after the installation the system would not boot (it would just say insert system disk and click enter).

Thanks in advance for help

If you need any more specifics just let me know.

A:[SOLVED] Problem installing windows 7

I actually might have answered my own question, all I had to do was move my ssd to sata port #1 and disconnect the hdds during install. Seems to be working.
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I have Windows Home Premium x Every month or so I have the need to re-install windows its just for personal reasons nothing special or anything Anyways i was wondering if there is a way to re-install windows without actually re-installing windows cuz it takes so long to re-install windows min and then have to re-install all my programs all over again hour hour the process takes a total of maybe hours which is really annoying So is there anyway to like just quot reset quot my entire computer to a certain point without having to reinstall windows all over again Like for example if i got a virus today Could i reset my comp all the back to the first day i reinstalled windows Which would make the virus and Another Re-Installing over method over other again. Windows [SOLVED] than and all that other crap just disappear I think it's called quot back up [SOLVED] Another method other than Re-Installing Windows over and over again. quot or something like that but im not exactly sure what its called because ive never done anything like it before everytime my computer got effed up i just formatted my c drive and reinstalled windows and then reinstalled all my programs i divided my hard drive into two partitions for this so i could put all my documents in D and leave windows and programs in C so wenever i reinstall i would still have all my documents in D as i would only reformat C Please help me out and let me know if there is a faster way Or any [SOLVED] Another method other than Re-Installing Windows over and over again. program that allows me to do this other than the one built in into windows cuz i heard that thing causes a lot of problems

A:[SOLVED] Another method other than Re-Installing Windows over and over again.

The best way is to create a hard disk "image" but you'll need a spare drive or partition to save the image on (it can't be the same partition that you're backing up, for obvious reasons.

Windows 7 has that capability built-in:
Control Panel > Backup & Restore > Create a System Image

You will also need to create a system repair disc in order to boot your system and access the backup image for recovery when necessary.
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