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Q: need help in installing window xp professional

I am at work and my question is for the computer at home. I have reformat my harddrive and try to install win. xp professional on the computer. Turn on the computer and i am in dos mode. I put in the win. xp professional disk in the cd rom to install. The computer then goes installing, it starts by going to the xp setup screen, ask a few questions like Fats 32 and copywrite agreements and such. It would not go into the actual installation of the xp installation program where it would ask for a disk code. After the xp setup program, it then ask to restart my computer, which i did. After the restart it would ask to "press a key for cd-rom boot" and i did, then it would go into the xp setup screen again and the whole xp setup process would starts over again and then it would ask to be reboot again. Now during the beginning of restarting the computer, if i didn't press a key at that point of time when it was asking "press any key to boot from cd-rom", then it would give me this promt "NTLDR is missing press any key to restart". I then would press a key but it would not restart but the same prompt "NTLDR is missing press any key to restart" would appear again. I cannot do anyting at this point and have to mannually turn off the computer. I don't know what to do now?

Please help
thanks

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A: need help in installing window xp professional

NTLDR is missing press any key to restart, your getting this error because there is a cd in the drive and it's looking for NTLDR file, which appears not to be on it. (strange)

go to www.bootdisk.com and download the six floppies for xp. Put the first one in your puter, and restart, run through all six, and then continue the set up process with the cd.

you said you reformatted the hard drive? I believe you have to set the partition first, then format. XP should do this for you, try the boot disks, and let us know if it works.

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Hello,

I have a problem installing MS Office Professional 2007.

Here are the details:
1. HP dv4-4141us laptop computer
2. Running Windows 7
3. I bought and downloaded Microsoft Office Professional 2007. Includes Access, Excel, Outlook, Powerpoint, Publisher, Word --- all 2007 versions
4. The software downloaded alright.
5. When I then clicked on MS Office Excel 2007 in "All Programs", it started configuring it.
6. After configuration was done, Setup window popped up, "In order to complete setup, a system reboot is necessary. Would you like to reboot now?"
7. I clicked on Yes, and a window opened up saying: "1 program still needs to close: Waiting for Microsoft Office Professional 2007. This program is preventing Windows from restarting." The options were "Force Restart" or "Cancel".
8. I then clicked on "Cancel" and the following error message popped up:
"Error 1719: The Windows Installer Service could not be accessed. This can occur if the Windows Installer is not correctly installed. Contact your support personnel for assistance."
9. I then clicked on "OK" and got another message:
"MS Office Excel 2007 has not been installed for the current user. Please run setup to install the application."
10. I then clicked on "OK" and the message went away.
11. When I then clicked on "MS Office Excel 2007" in 'All Programs', it started to configure the software again a... Read more

A:Problem installing downloaded MS Office Professional 2007ce couldn't be accessed while configuring MS Office Professional 2007

Installation of MS Office 2007 or MS Office 2010 does not require a system reboot. Where did you "download" this from?

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I bought a PC and it had window XP Professional and no key to activate. So i bought a new window XP Home edition and it won't let me install it. How do i erase the whole thing off? Is Thar a way i can do this? Thanks
 

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is window xp profesional better on 32 bit or 64 bit .
i be trying xp and i have 2 install cd .
one 32 and one 64 so what do thing
 

A:window xp professional

Windows XP 32-bit will recognize and use a maximum of about 3.25 GB of RAM.

Windows XP 64-bit will recognize and use more than 4 GB of RAM.

Unless you plan to install it in a computer that has and needs more than 4 GB of RAM, use the 32-bit version.

You may also run into a problem with installing and using certain programs with the 64-bit version.

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is window xp profesional better on 32 bit or 64 bit .
i be trying xp and i have 2 install cd .
one 32 and one 64 so what do thing

A:window xp professional

  
Quote: Originally Posted by yvesj


is window xp profesional better on 32 bit or 64 bit .
i be trying xp and i have 2 install cd .
one 32 and one 64 so what do thing


This is a Windows 7 Forum.

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Where or how do I purchase a Window Professional product key to upgrade from Windows 7 Home Premium?

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i wwant to know how to format window xp professional .. i've do many research on this but i just cant get it..just want to know the steps and i have question to ask..is the resource cd and window xp installation cd same?? or do i have to get window xp installation cd?i have "resource cd only..
kindly tell me all the steps.. how to set up the setup to boot the window. how to make it boot from the resource cd..
thnks in advance...
im beginner thats why i want to learn more and might ask other questions aswell... ]
 

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I have Windows XP and I have Office Professional 2003. I downloaded the Trial 2007 Office Pro from Microsoft's website, but after trying decided I really didn't like it so I uninstalled it. Even before I unistalled when ever I opened a 2003 application the Windows installer would pop up. Now that I have uninstalled 2007, my 2003 won't open, it is like it isn't there (although I went to the control panel and it was there). The Windows Installer pops up no matter what I try to do, even logging on to the internet.

I went into the control panel where you can add and remove programs and 2003 is still there. I tried restoring back to a previous date, but that wouldn't work.

Can anyone tell me how to get the Installer to stop popping up, and how can I get the system to recognize my 2003 Office Software?

A:Window Installer/Office Professional

Hi,

Do you still have the install disks for 2003?

If so remove 2003 & anything to do with it and 2007 and reinstall from the disk.

E-Mu

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Since 1997 i have been writing and using the Euphoria Programing Language with first Windows XL and later Windows 7 Premium desktops.

i now have moved to situation where I have no room for a desktop.

So bought a Windows 7 Professional laptop.

A lot of my Euphoria programs don't work. Especially those using the system() and Xcopy commands.

I no longer have access to my desktop.

How can I convert my Windows 7 Professional to Windows 7 Premium?

Don Cole

A:Window 7 Premium vs Windows 7 Professional

Some searching lead me to Can I downgrade from Windows 7 Ultimate to Home Premium? - Microsoft Community.

Try at your won risk!






Quote:
Hello Everyone

I was in a similar situation. I had "Windows 7 Home Prem OA HP" on a HP desktop I bought new and then upgraded the system to Ultimate with an Upgrade key. But now that I bought a refurb desktop with no OS (with a COA for "Windows Vista Business OEMAc") I needed to use that Ultimate license on the "new" refurb desktop. So my "downgrade ultimate to home premium" search brought me here, amongst other places.

I used a registry solution explained here and in several other places, but I made the changes manually and without the use of a popular tool from a website called deviantart. I figured I was better off hacking the puter manually myself. I did however used it this way (notice upper & lower case matching the "Ultimate" entry format):

HKLM\Software\Microsot\Windows NT\CurrentVersion
EditionID "Ultimate" changed to "HomePremium"
ProductName "Windows 7 Ultimate" changed to "Windows 7 HomePremium"

For reference, I also used the following posting on tomshardware (Downgrading Win7 Pro to Home Premium - Downgrade - Windows 7), specially the response by aquasystems. I would've added this reply there but the thread was closed.

Then, I needed to do an "in-place repair upgrade." I tried using the wi... Read more

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When doing the software clean install on my NetBook my computer turned off. Now I can't use my computer, every time I start it it house through windows reboot over and over its like its running around a track over and over with different paths but it always ends up at the starting line. It will not go to the home page. Please someone help. I've tab diagnostics and tried everything the NetBook will allow me to do thanks Ryan_1

A:window starter to professional crash

and welcome to the Forum

Can you boot from the installation disc?

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I was wondering if any one can help me out here. i was on my computer last night and it just shut down on me while i was on the internet. Lately my computer has been taking forever to load up and takes forever to shut down. well when i went to start it back up i got an error message stating " windows could not start because the following file is missing or corrupt. <windows root>\system32\hal.dll. Please re-install a copy of the above file". Now what am i supposed to do. i have an acer aspire 5100 and the operating system i have an my computer is windows XP professional. Can anyone please help me out, i just got that hard drive 4 months ago.
 

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Hi everybody,
I have an issue with window 7 64 bit professional, the laptop shutdown itself down after 5 -10 minute if no one login the system, but when i login and log back out, nothing happen after. It happen after some window update at around Feb, did scan the computer
with sfc /scannow and no error occur.
Does anyone know how to fix it?


 

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How to fix the window startup

A:dell optiplex 330'window xp professional

You need to provide complete details about the problem you are having.

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I just upgraded from w/98 1st edition to w/2000 professional. When the computer reboots and gets to the logon I enter the password and it says saving system settings, then goes back to the logon screen. I enter the password again and same thing, it just continues looping through this. I'm sure I'm using the right password cause when I enter the wrong one it says check username and password. When I enter the right password it just starts the loop again. I could really use some help on this please. Thanks
 

A:window 2000 professional problem

http://www.ntcompatible.com/thread27287-1.html
 

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My computer shut itself down and as it restarted it hung on the windows progress bar and reverted to a blue screen with the following message: Stop: 0X00000024 NTFS- File System Address BFFS78A2 base at BFEF 3000
Date stamp 3edebe95 NTFS.SYS. Nothing I have tried will reboot it. I will not do anything but the blue screen. I have virus protection and firewall. It will not even boot from the Windows 2000 CD to check for errors or even reformat.
 

A:Window 2000 Professional wont restart

Maybe this will help:

http://www.microsoft.com/resources/...0/server/reskit/en-us/prork/prhd_exe_ebam.asp
 

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I have an HP Pavilion Laptop that originally had Vista installed on it, then it was upgraded to Windows 8. One day it would not boot. It would display a message that Windows was preparing to repair itself and then it would quickly flash a message that the PC ran into a problem and needs to reboot. Once it reboots, it would do the same thing again.

I backed up the data from the hard drive to an external using a Linux live CD and I ran some checks on the HDD. So the HDD appears not to be the source of the problem.

At this point I thought the best choice of action would be to install a fresh/clean copy of Windows 8, However, I am still stuck in the same loop. I turn the laptop on with the Window 8 disk inserted and press any key to boot from the DVD drive when prompted. I can hear the DVD drive spin up and then the Windows logo appears and the same message about running into a problem and needing to reboot appears.

I am really stumped by this one. Thank you in advance for any advice.

A:Unable to install Window 8 Professional, keeps rebooting

Update: I followed these instructions for optimizing your HDD for Windows re-installation and I get a BSOD everytime I try to boot from the CD.

Maybe a hardware problem???

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I have done a lot of reading...tried a few things...no virus or issue that I can determine..EMISOFT and SuperAnti, system clean, basic task bar and start up review..nothing seems wrong. PC is very very clean from my point of view. It sound like it is trying to download something and sometimes I can get it to stop by rebooting. Almost think is has something to do with FIREFOX or an update of some type. I installed more RAM a few months ago and even adjusted the paging and all that...still happens. CPU goes to 100% when this happens which is most of the time..The PC however worked fine..It could be getting slower but not really..then again..I am so confused...any thoughts out there as to what I might be able to research and or do?

A:Window 7 Professional sounds like it is trying to downlaod something and slower

Hi,
 
You should use the Windows Task Manager or better Process Explorer to check what is using the CPU at 100%

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I forgot my administrator password and can only log into guest. When I log into I can't do anything because access is denied. Do I need to install the operating system again? Even booting in safe mode required a password for the administrator.
 

A:lost adminstrator password in window xp professional

Unless there is no password- you often see the password prompt box, but there is no password, so just try pressing the Enter key to log on.

It's not clear to me, whether you mean a personal user account at Admin level......or, the actual Administrator account. These are two different accounts.....

There is no other help except this from Microsoft, >> http://support.microsoft.com/kb/321305

If there actually was a typed password, and you have forgotten it, there is nothing we can help you with because that is a violation of our terms of use for this site. I have to Close your thread.
 

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Hello.  I have many pictures is my photo gallery including scans, img and others.  Each item is assigned a number for example scan0001 and img001.  Lately pictures have been showing up in my photo gallery and are assigned numbers that start with B000...for example scan0001 is assigned a number such as B0001234.  Both the scan picture and the B000  picture remain in the photo gallery.  I have an external hard drive and thought that the B000 were backup numbers.  I have looked on google and asked the question about the B000 and have had no luck.  Can someone help.  Thank you.

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Hello Friends,
Q: The college (ITT) I'm attending has a program allowing students to download for free, the programs we'll need for classes. The OS's we need are there also which is really a help financially.
I have vista already, and a friend got rid of a computer which gave me a second hard drive which I installed. I wiped it clean and downloaded a OS from the instrutions given to us on how to do this. There's a long download followed by an unpacking, then a request to burn an image and reinsert the disc to install. We we're given our key at the beginning of the download and are ask for it now. I installed 7 on the clean hard drive which I named j: and was successful. A few days later, I needed to download and install Xp professional. I partitioned the drive and proceeded to do the same as with 7. Combatability issues blocking the installation occurred and from what I've read, it's boot related and I should of installed Xp first. Is this true?

Also, being that two OS's are on the same drive... does that mean both have to bootup (duel boot) and run, even if there on seperate partitions?

I think the reason I'm given the option to boot vista, or 7 at startup is because thier on two different drives. Hoping this could still be the case with two OS's on the same drive but on separate partitions.

Your help would be very welcome...

Simono

A:Installing XP professional

I'm not entirely sure what all you did, but if it was me, and I needed XP for some college classes, I'd virtualize it. VirtualBox is free, and won't muck up your partitions or boot options.

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Hi All,

I use Windows 7 Professional 32 bit. I want to open folders in command prompt from windows explorer without having me to navigate in the cmd window to my folder. After researching in google, I came to know that there is an option (Open Command Window Here) in the right-click menu to open command prompt windows quickly. However, when I right-click I do not see that option. Instead I see an option called ?cmd?. When I hold shift key and right click on this option I get an error message. See attached.

I tried to google this error in internet but couldn?t get any clues as to why this happens. Some sites suggested me to delete the "Extended" registry keys in the following nodes:

HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\shell\cmd
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Drive\shell\cmd
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\Background\shell\cmd

I tried to delete the ?Extended? key from the above registry nodes and restarted my laptop but didn?t help.

Any help is greatly appreciated.

A:Open Command Window Here option not working in Windows 7 Professional

Hello Red Hunt, and welcome to Seven Forums.

The "Extended" key is for having to press Shift + right click instead of just right click.

If you like, see if using step 2 in the tutorial below may be able to restore "Open Command Window Here", and no longer having to press Shift.

Open Command Window Here - Add or Remove Shift + Right Click

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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Netgear model d6200 won?t load into window 7 professional- in device manager it shows up with an exclamation mark- needs a driver, but windows can?t find a driver. Have tried resetting, makes no difference. Have internet, so device is working but I want wifi and cant set that up on my computer?

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.4
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Professional, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-2600 CPU @ 3.40GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 42 Stepping 7
Processor Count: 8
RAM: 16366 Mb
Graphics Card: AMD RADEON HD 6450, 1024 Mb
Hard Drives: C: 449 GB (335 GB Free); I: 1862 GB (704 GB Free);
Motherboard: Dell Inc., 0Y2MRG
 

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My brother has older IBM Laptop that has boot-leg windows XP on it. Everytime that it boots up it says, (" you might be a victim of Windows XP counterfieting") I would like to install a legit windows XP professional on it.

1. Can I just install it right over this one?
2. Do you have to save his pictures on anything or will it transfer over?
3. If I have to save the pictures I don't know how because his disc drive is broken...

Thanks,
Mick

A:Installing New Windows Xp Professional

if you have a usb drive, just copy the pictures to it. If you dont have one, maybe its time to invest in one, they are very cheap and comes in very handy when needing to move files.

If you have a legit cd, make sure that your cd is first in the boot order within the bios, then just put the cd into the drive and reboot. It should start the process.

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Would it erase all my stuff that I have on Home if I installed professional over?
 

A:Installing XP professional over Home

If you use xp pro upgrade it dosen't delete your settings or files, it just carries them over. I would make a back-up copy of everything; just in case.
 

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this scares me to be honest as I;m not bad on computers but this is the daddy of all things for me to do.

I obviosuly need to back up all of my files but I'm worried it will take me a very long time to put them back onto xp pro. is there any quick way of doing this??

also, does anyone have a guide for dummies on how to uninstall xp home and get xp pro up and running safely???

I'm so worried that I might mess it all up.

thanks in advance for the help!
 

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Hi,
This is my first time posting here. I had problems with malware/spyware and I came across this website and read a lot of very useful tutorials.
However, after a couple days fighting with the stupid trojan (i could not remove it), so I decided it was time for a clean installation of windows XP

I have an original windows XP professional CD (SP2)
I proceeded to boot from the CD and then format the partition where i had the OS installed.
Everything went fine until just now. The setup is about 65% complete, but I got a warning message that says the following:
"Setup cannot copy the file: dxdiag.chm"

the options to resolve this are to: retry, to skip the file and to quit.
I retried several times, I cleaned the CD, but the error is still there...
Is there something I could do to work around this?
I would really appreciate some help, I have been having a really bad couple of days dealing with this computer...

Thanks a lot in advance, to whoever might wanna help me out with this situation

Muriel

A:Problem installing XP professional

Hi, did u try skipping that file, and see if it has any other troubles setting up. If it does probably need a different copy of xp.

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I currently have Windows XP Home Edition on my laptop. I purchased Windows XP Professional disk to install on my laptop. What should I do before installing to protect
all of my data. I understand that I can install Windows Professional from the disk with no
fear of loosing Windows XP Home Edition data. It would be c!!onsidered an update. I am
somewhat of a novice so would appreciate any input!!t
 

A:Installing windows xp professional

http://www.windowsxpprofessional.windowsreinstall.com/ Is a link to helpfull site with guides on how to install Windows operating systems. Just click Windows Xp Professional on the right and scroll down to whichever version you have, then click single page or multiple pages. As for your data, get some external media and copy over anything that cannot be replaced easily such as photos and music.
 

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I have an HP G71 laptop, and I want to re-install Windows 7 on it. However, I have a few issues with simply re-installing on it.

1.) The product key. Like many people, I have an official license sticker on my computer. The problem is the product key is completely faded and unreadable. But unfortunately, that's only the least of my problems. The key on my laptop is for Windows 7 Home Premium OEM, and I need at least Windows 7 Professional for work. The upgrade key I have for Windows 7 Professional has already been used, so it's not genuine to use again.

2.) OEM software. I've never had to re-install Windows 7 on this laptop, so it's still loaded with the 'wonderful' OEM software that was pre-installed on it (some of it I can't even uninstall). My laptop does have a recovery manager on it, but if I were to do that, I would still have all the unwanted OEM garbage on it. That's why I would rather do a clean installation with a key that is not OEM, rather than use the recovery manager.

I'm not exactly in any boat to go out and buy a new key, but unfortunately that is seeming to be my only option as of now. Is there any way I can obtain a key for Windows 7 Professional for free, just to re-install. I've legally bought all the software I'm using. Thanks in advance.

A:Re-Installing Windows 7 Professional

Are you wondering if you can use your Pro product key to do a clean install?

As long as it's not being used on another computer you can use it to do a clean install.

Clean Install with a Upgrade Windows 7 Version

Or follow these guidelines for a clean install using your Pro Product key,

Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7

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Hi
I am currently running xp home edition on my computer. I want to install windows xp professional but it wont let me (the message that comes up says the version of xp that is on my cd is older than the version of xp on my computer)...is there anyway to install this version of xp professional?
Thanks

A:Installing Windows Xp Professional

I think if you really wanted to you could unistall the windows xp home ed. and install the XP prof.

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To start off, hello everyone, I'm glad I found this site.

I just have a quick couple questions about installing Windows XP, I've done it several times but I always mess up somewhere, but this last time went very strangely for me, and I need to format again anyways due to several problems on the machine. Anyways, onto my questions.

1) When installing windows, I put in the CD and boot it up and install it normally, and everything seems to be going good. When I restart my computer (while installing drivers), I get stuck on the login screen. The blue screen that's new to Windows XP that lets you select which account you want to log onto by clicking on it, instead of the old typing in your user name and password box.

I found by starting it up through the old login screen works, however the new one just sits at loading until the computer goes to sleep, then when I wake it up I just get an error box and can see the screen normally, like it should be. A friend fixed this for me once before, but never told me how he did it. This is a problem that is consistent with me for when I set up Windows (I have done it multiple times on multiple machines, very weird bug, I assume it's something simple that I'm missing).

2) Which drivers do I install first? Video card? Motherboard? Or does it matter? Are there other drivers that I should be installing besides those two? My knowledge of setting up computers is all stuff I've learned first hand just by reading stuff online ... Read more

A:Installing Windows XP Professional

Hi and welcome...

I would like to know manufacturer & model #.

The "error box" that you see...are there any error codes on it - with x's and 0's?

Is your user account an admin account?

Have you noticed any performance related issues once you get past the logon scereen?

Why have you re-installed XP many times... has this been on the same PC?

Are you running XP SP2?

thanks. . .

jcgriff2

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I cannot install itunes. On installer when it gets to itunes automated server my
system freezes,I have to reboot and i get messege saying itune automated sever
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A:Itunes not installing 64 bit professional

Did you try to uninstall completely, reboot, then try to run the installer again as admin?

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hello my question is: i am now running windows xp home on a packard bell ixtreme with pentium 4 it is fairly new i also have an i-touch keybord (cordless) and logtiec opti mouse (cordless) am am going to install windows xp pro with service pack 1 and iam wondering how i will get my mouse and key bord to work when i have installed it because i will install it in the folowing way: first set my boot device as read cd rom first then make sure the cd rom from xp pro is in let it boot up and then install but will it remember the keybord and mouse settings because they came pre installed and i have got no disk for them please help!

thanks in advance
adam
 

A:installing windows xp professional

Windows XP should automatically use pretty much any mouse/keyboard without any issues. If you do have issues, you could try finding a PS/2 keyboard and mouse until you are able to download the proper drivers, or try using a USB->PS2 adaptor.
 

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Hello! I have been attempting to install Windows XP Professional on my PC. The PC is about 3 to 4 years old. I built it for myself. Hardware is as follows-> 900 Mhz AMD Processor, 256 MB of RAM. 20 GB Western Digital HD. Soyo motherboard K7-VTA (?) forget the model of the motherboard. When I put the Windows XP CD in and let it boot from CD. After copying files and just before I can set the partitions, in the gray at the bottom of the screen it reads "Start Windows." Then just sits there. I left it sit for about 3 hours one time and it did nothing. Wanted to know if anyone has ran into this issue? I followed some suggestions from Microsoft's TechNet articles and from the Knowledge Base and they recommend updating drive controllers drivers. I did that and still not having any luck. Maybe I am out of luck and will need to build a complete system all over again. Could someone let me know if there is hope.

Current OS on the PC is Windows 2000 SP3.
 

A:Installing Windows XP Professional

when it stalls you are supposed to turn it off by the power button
and then back on,and it is supposed to resume the installation.
if it does'nt i would try a low level format and then try the install again
 

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Well I just assembled a brand new computer part by part. I start up the machine and slap in the Windows XP disc only to have it just sit there at a blank screen. So I figured maybe it doesn't realize there is nothing on my HDD. So I set the 1st boot utility as the DVD-ROM Drive. Still nothing. It gets through POST then once again remains at a black screen. So I figured, maybe there is something wrong with my Optical Drive. I replaced it with the one in my machine that I know for a fact works, and still came up with nothing. I then checked to make sure that the computer was recognizing both the drive and the HDD, which it was just fine. Now here is the weird thing...

I popped in my Windows 7 disc and it ran just fine... It let me install the entire thing and run the computer. However, I do not have an available license for Windows 7 cause I'm already using it on my current computer. So I ran Windows 7 setup again to delete the partition, and attempt to install XP again. Still nothing..

They are both OEM Discs. After this I figured the XP Disc I had must be a bad disc, it did have a few light scratches, so I snagged 2 additional discs from work just to be on the safe side... Neither of them worked. What am I doing wrong? =(
 

A:Installing Windows XP Professional

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I downgraded a presario cq-50 139wm from vista to xp pro and the sound and video drivers r in arrears, the drivers won't update and HP does not support drivers for this pc with xp installed. thinking about just installing win 7 32-bit and trying that. any insights or suggestions would be helpful.

A:no sound after installing xp professional

If the system doesn't support XP you've answered your own question. Format and install a newer OS

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Does anyone know whether Windows XP professional (x86 32 bit) can be installed on a 64-bit XP machine?

I was going to put 2 SATA drives in the tower and by disconnecting the hard drive that has the XP pro 64-bit edition already on it, then installing XP professional x86 (32-bit) on the second SATA drive, will this work?

This is on a dell Optiplex GX620 machine and when the system loads, it starts up in Windows XP 64-bit edition.

Please reply.

Thanks,

A:installing xp professional x86 on a 64 bit machine

by the way, I did chat w/ a dell technician and they said it might work.

but wanted to know if anyone tried this.

Thanks,

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I have Three hard drives in my computer, i have home edition on it now, when i install XP, i have to format the drive im installing the OS on, but i have another Hard drive with my video on, and i cant acess it because its asking me to format that also.
 

A:Installing Windows XP Professional

Try disconnecting the cable and power from the hard drives you have the videos on while you format/install your OS. After you get it all set up then re-connect the additional hard drives.
 

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I have an old T61 that had Windows Vista installed. I wanted to use Windows 7 but didn't want to wipe out what I already had (for various reasons). So I bought a new disk drive and did a clean install of Windows 7 Professional. The disk drive is a Western Digital Blue Notebook 1TB drive. After installing the drive in the machine, I followed these instructions to install Windows 7: http://support.lenovo.com/en_US/detail.page?LegacyDocID=MIGR-74108. I chose to partition the drive into a C: drive (500GB) and a D: drive (431GB). After the install completed, I downloaded all the available Microsoft fixes (this took some time to complete). For the Device Driver and Application install, I used the ThinkVantage System Update option. The site indicated that Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 with Service Pack 1 or later was required. I downloaded and installed version 4. There were additional Microsoft fixes for version 4, which I downloaded and installed also. Then I downloaded and installed ThinkVantage System Update 5.03. I then executed System Update and selected all the available updates. They all installed, except for Windows 7 Update Module KB2615763 64bit. This update, after failing, gave the option to install manually but when I click on that option I receive a pop up saying: Installer encountered an error: 0xc8000247. The title of the pop up says Windows Update Standalone Installer. I then attempted to install various applications on the machine: FileZilla FTP Clien... Read more

A:Problems after installing Windows 7 Professional o...

Hi,
 
I'd guess that your new drive is an AF (advanced format) drive with 4k-byte sectors.  This can confuse Windows Update and a few other things if the correct storage driver isn't installed.
 
You may need to update to a later version of the Intel storage driver - or roll back the one you have.  There have been times when the Lenovo update tool has installed a buggy (or inappropriate, anyway) storage driver - that breaks Windows Update.
 
Z.

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Hello guys,

I really need help installing Windows 7 on a virtual machine.
I have 178MB RAM (which I know isn't enough), but it does the Starting Windows screen before the installation, but then it comes up with this error:

File: \windows\system32\config\system

Status: 0xc0000001

Info: Windows failed to load because the system registry file is missing, or corrupt.

I have no other OS on the virtual machine.
Is this serious?

A:I need help installing Windows 7 Professional 32bit

Help us out here, you have 178 RAM assigned to the virtual machine or installed in your main? I think you need 512 no matter what.

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Well guys, just today, i tried reinstalling windows 7 professional 64-bit. Well, this isn't the first time i install win 7 pro 64 bit. I installed a few times.

PROBLEM 1: In the past, when i tried installing, setup randomly freezes. I'm suspecting that either the harddisk is faulty or the cd drive, or even the installation disc ( i burnt it myself). Just installing halfway, i can see the cd-rom drive stops reading (i.e. light does not blink anymore).

PROBLEM 2: But however, there was ONCE, i successfully installed it. But just today, my computer decides to show me "disk boot failure'. So i decided to reinstall it... And now, it decided that it does not want to show my hard disk for installation. And for the SSD, even after formatting, it still do not allow me to install on it. It shows something like a previous windows is detected etcetc.

Steps I did: For PROBLEM 1, i changed a cd-rom drive, however the same problem occurs, thus i burnt another cd. Problem still exist... I do not know how i successfully installed windows once.
For PROBLEM 2, i used a SATA to USB converter and tried using my laptop to format it. No problem, hard disk formatted. However when i put it back into my desktop to try installing windows, the hard disk does not want to show up again. Tried the same thing on my SSD(took out, used another PC to format), still shows me that a previous windos is detected etc.

CONCLUSION: I AM DYING FROM ALL THIS TRYING OUTTTT. Can someone please help me??... Read more

A:Error(s) when installing Windows 7 professional 64-bit.

Disk connect all other drive except the one you want to install on. Use the Clean command from Diskpart, command prompt.

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WMP install fails with a '0x8007f00d' error. I have tried renaming
spupdsvc.exe, but that did not solve the problem. It is an XP Professional
Machine with SP2, and if I could fix the problem without updating to SP3 that
would be ideal. Following are the wmp11.log and updspapi.log files.

[wmp11.log]
0.120: 2010/06/24 10:55:25.787 (local)
0.120: c:\3d75f72a135b08c2fda0e9328ba9\update\update.exe (version 6.2.29.0)
0.130: Hotfix started with following command line: /quiet /norestart /er
0.701: In Function TestVolatileFlag, line 11873, RegOpenKeyEx failed with
error 0x2
0.701: In Function TestVolatileFlag, line 11905, RegOpenKeyEx failed with
error 0x2
0.701: DoInstallation: CleanPFR failed: 0x2
0.721: SetProductTypes: InfProductBuildType=BuildType.IP
0.721: SetAltOsLoaderPath: No section uses DirId 65701; done.
0.771: DoInstallation: FetchSourceURL for
c:\3d75f72a135b08c2fda0e9328ba9\update\update.inf failed
0.771: CreateUninstall = 1,Directory = C:\WINDOWS\$NtUninstallwmp11$
0.771: LoadFileQueues: UpdSpGetSourceFileLocation for halacpi.dll failed:
0xe0000102
0.801: BuildCabinetManifest: update.url absent
0.801: Starting AnalyzeComponents
0.801: AnalyzePhaseZero used 0 ticks
0.801: No c:\windows\INF\updtblk.inf file.
0.801: SetupFindFirstLine in LoadExclusionList Failed with error: 0xe0000102
0.801: SetupFindFirstLine in LoadExclusionList Failed with error: 0xe0000102
13.149: Third Party Provider = Intel for
PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_1A31&SUBS... Read more

A:Problem Installing WMP 11 on XP Professional Machine

Well it propably conflicts with previous installations of wmp, or other software or updates. Why don't you try another media player like VLC? It's lighter than wmp and supports a great number of codecs.
 

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Hi,

I have installed Windows 7 professional on my daughters laptop, it seems to have installed ok, then its comes up with a blue screen with the following code STOP 0x0000007, and then restarts, I have tried system restore, reinstallation, but nothing seems to help

many thanks

carol

A:BSOD after installing Windows 7 Professional

Boot in safe mode with networking and run this tool
http://www.sevenforums.com/crashes-d...tructions.html

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Ok, I download the installer for the Microsoft Office 2010 Professional trial and I do everything the right way. After 5 minutes of no progress on the installation bar, the installation cancels and the window says, "Microsoft Office 2010 Professional encountered an error during setup". By the way, this is a trial installation.

And it doesn't give me any specific error code, preview or anything as to what the error has to do with.

Please help, I'm a student and I need this until I get a chance to get the full version.

I'm using Windows XP Home Edition SP3
 

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I bought me Eee PC with Windows 7 Starter Edition and immediately had a friend of mine upgrade it to 7 Pro. The problem is, I don't have a disc drive, but he downloaded the install file from his school's website (they give free copies to their students with extra licenses). He had to create a partition on my C drive to put the install files so they would install on the original partition of the C drive.

Now, I have a problem. I need to reformat my PC and I don't want to be stuck with 7 Starter. I'm wondering how I would go about doing this. The install files should be on the partition still (labeled WIN7INSTALL) but I can't view the files. Also, I have no idea how to reformat a computer (I'm not too experienced with this kind of thing).

Is it possible to reformat the portion of the drive that doesn't contain the install files so that the install files will still remain? I lost the original 7 Pro install program, so I need the install files that were extracted to that partition we created to store them, but I'm afraid if I format the drive, I will lose them.

So, my questions are:

1) How do I do reformat my PC?
2) How do I NOT reformat the partition that contain the extracted 7 Pro install files?
3) If it's possible to do (1) and (2), how do I access these install files so I can run them?

Any help would be greatly appreciated, and if there are any other steps to this process that I'm not considering, please let me know. Thanks in advance.

A:Re-installing 7 Professional on Asus Eee PC Netbook

Try a look here.

USB Windows 7 Installation Key Drive - Create

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My desktop crashed. I think it was a virus. My comptuer screen would not work and chkdsk said I had lots of problems before my computer stopped working. My son reset the BIOS. He said it wiped the disk clean. He reformated the disk and started a new installation of xp professional. Installation seems to be going well initially. When it got to 39 minutes on the computer screen, the screen and the mouse froze. We turned the machine off and restarted it. Setup resumed and continued to 34 minutes on the computer screen and froze again. We tried again and could not get the computer screen to display.

He reset the BIOS and the screen froze again during setup. Now I cannot get a display on the screen.

My son says the xp professional installation diskette need to be replaced. Is he correct or is this a virus, malware or spyware problem? I do not know why the computer screen is not coming on all of the time. I comes on irregularly during this process and then when we start or continue installatin of xp professional, it freezes.

Possible alternative solution:
I also have a laptap that runs xp home edition. My laptop is a compaq. The operating system diskette says it is for distribution on compaq operating systems. Weill the xp home edition operating diskette for my laptop work on my desktop? My desktop was built by my son and is not compaq.

A:computer freezez installing xp professional

I think either the drive has bad sectors or maybe one of your RAM chips is bad.
Use KillDisk to wipe the drive clean before doing a reinstall. Error check the drive before the reinstall too. You might try testing the RAM with MemTest 86.

No. Windows OEM is forever tied to one machine. It detects serial number of the motherboard and everything else. You could use that other disk to install windows but the registration of Windows will not be allowed by Microsoft. So it won't work. I'm not sure the Windows disc is your problem though.

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Hi,

I have ms office premium installed on win 98 which is not working.When i try to uninstall thro add/remove program,it gives the error message `DATA1.MSI FILE MISSING AND INSTALLATION WILL BE ABORTED' and application rolls back.In addition,when i put ms office 2000 professional in my cd drive for installation,cd drive ejects out the cd. cd drive functions normally for other cds.Kindly tell me as to why cd drive ejects ms office 2000 cd and tell me how to get over this problem and install ms office 2000 professional.

paddy
bangalore
 

A:installing ms office 2000 professional on win 98

Download, install and run the Windows Installer Cleanup Utility: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/290301
Use it to remove Office 2000, reboot and then try reinstalling it from the CD's.
 

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