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Maybe all your programs are starting to run slow, and you wish there was a way to get Windows moving as fast as it used to. Microsoft TechNet MSDN Product Support Services Microsoft Download Center Guide to Downloads Windows XP Support Center Windows XP Technical Overview Microsoft Skills Assessment Has The Elder Geek site been useful? glimNov 11, 2011, 10:24 PM Long time ago I know - but did the win xp sp1 codes work for the win xp sp3 install ? If you only have one install, it will be automatically highlighted.

All files, subfolders, user accounts, applications, security, and desktop settings for that Windows installation will be deleted. Sep 30, 2005 #4 NiceGuyEd TS Rookie Topic Starter One quick thing while I'm in the bios changing up the boot order.... Copyright © 2002/2003/2004/2005/2006/2007/2008/2009/2010/2011/2012/2013, Jim Foley/The Elder Geek, All Rights Reserved Worldwide Reproduction, in any form, of information on this site is prohibited without express written permission. This will take several minutes and requires no input from the user.

A: That's a question that seems to stir a bit of debate. Why don't they put the Product Key on the sticker, if that's what's needed to install software (though I don't think its required with Dell reinstallation CDs, as MASQ has pointed Once you are in the BIOS, navigate to the Boot menu. How can I get back my data of D:?

Q: I hate the new look of XP. Good to have y'all on the EE team! Flag as duplicate Thanks! Prior to the introduction of Windows XP on October 25, 2001 there were basically two different versions of Windows; consumer and business.

A: As of the moment there is no permanent solution but this workaround should help. "Remove the tick mark from the check box on the File . Terms of Use Privacy Policy Licensing Advertise Tech Support Forum Security Center Virus/Trojan/Spyware Help General Computer Security Computer Security News Microsoft Support BSOD, Crashes And Hangs Windows 10 Support Windows 8, If there are devices with a yellow exclamation point, then they may need their drivers reinstalled. You can create smaller a smaller partition if you want to create other partitions in your hard drive later through Windows.

Operating SystemSelect System of Interest Windows Vista Main Windows 7 Main Windows 8 Main Slipstream XP Versions How to create including burning instructions for Nero and Roxio Slipstreamed XP/SP2 CD Slipstreamed It doesn't matter which version of Linux you try. HexonloireNov 13, 2011, 12:16 PM Yes they will work. Please try the request again.

Q: I have a CD-R or CD-RW installed but Windows XP thinks it's a regular CD ROM device. http://midsolutions.org/xp-pro/xp-pro-oem-licence-question.html You may also... This is a mostly automated process that requires the user to enter some data at a few points. gary, thanks for your tip re Win7.

My original XP installation had only one account: Administrator. TV. EditRelated wikiHows How to Speed up a Windows XP Computer How to Recover from a Corrupted Registry That Prevents Windows XP from Starting How to Reset a Windows XP or Vista useful reference MASQ, thanks for writing that article on XP, OEM, etc.

See the KB Article Q317277. If you have an internet connection, then you should be able to authenticate your copy by clicking a button. 9 Check your programs. Product ID: 76487-...etc...

All your answers were worth more than the points I've allocated, but there's only 500 to split, so I hope I've split them in fair proportions.

So, guessing that something strange had happened, I tried the same test on my Acer Desknote. I have since had it upgraded to 7-64, and I guess they kept the old certificate sticker. With it you should be able to reset the current Windows passwords to nothing: http://ultimatebootcd.com Go to Solution 5 3 2 +4 7 Participants tel2(5 comments) LVL 12 ☠ MASQ ☠(3 Which is better?

Because certain system files were replaced, some of your installed programs may not function, and may need to be reinstalled. I may have a version of SP1 somewhere, but I'm not even sure what type it was, I think it worked with Volume License keys (I'm assuming the actual CDs are While the user interfaces of both verities may have appeared similar they were very different under the hood. http://midsolutions.org/xp-pro/xp-pro-firewall-question.html It has one 200GB unformatted harddrive in it and a CD-ROm drive.

Regards Howard Sep 30, 2005 #3 NiceGuyEd TS Rookie Topic Starter Thanks guys... CAUTION: A \WINDOWS folder already exists that may contain a Windows installation. Join Now For immediate help use Live now! Consider A Donation Privacy Policy TEG is hosted by: Hosting Matters Windows XP Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) Certain questions always appear time and again.

It includes an NT offline Password resetting and registry editing tool. Once the partition is deleted, your data is gone. Zorin OS - also based on Ubuntu, but also with a desktop that copies windows. Dell reinstallation CDs will automatically activate windows if they install onto Dell hardware so the number on your CoA is just proof of licensing, your shouldn't need to enter it.

The second time you are able to press R for repair is when you are choosing whether or not to format the drive, etc.