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10-23-2001, 10:55 PM
Microsoft has released the long awaited Windows XP Boot Disk. The Windows XP startup disk allows computers without a bootable CD-ROM to perform a new installation of the operating system. The Windows XP startup disk will automatically load the correct drivers to gain access to the CD-ROM drive and start a new installation of Setup. You cannot upgrade from a Windows XP startup disk.
Windows XP Home Edition startup disks will not work for Windows XP Professional installations and vice-versa.
Windows XP Home Edition:
Windows XP Professional:
10-24-2001, 12:05 AM
thx alakazam , i'm hooking a guy with xp this week and you just saved me a ton of trouble trying to explain to him to go into the bios and make it boot off cd-rom, or if the pc even supports it, all i know is i don't want to have to do the follow up IT after i give it to him, thx again, lurch
10-24-2001, 04:31 AM
Now, does anybody know why this "Floppy Boot Disk" is 4,287 err, thatís 4.3MB ... and a Floppy is 1.38MB ...
I am defiantly missing something here :confused:
10-24-2001, 05:12 AM
The program makes 6 disks:D
10-24-2001, 05:22 AM
Sod that ... if you already have an OS and pop XP into your CD drive it asks you whether you would like to "upgrade or clean install" and they both work faultlessly.
Six disks ... :confused:
10-24-2001, 06:00 AM
Hmmm, me too mucks:confused: "You cannot upgrade from a windows XP startup disk" ???
10-24-2001, 07:35 AM
Why does it need 6 start up discs for,tell me if I'm missing something,but all it should need is the cd-rom drivers,then the XP cd-rom should take over from there!!
That was my thought. I still havent had the time to make the 4 needed to do the install for Win2K but am thinkng I might just do a upgrade.
dunno should I do clean install or upgrade of win2K?
10-24-2001, 07:13 PM
If you have nothing to loose ... always do a clean install. :D
10-24-2001, 10:21 PM
Originally posted by skamp
Why does it need 6 start up discs for,tell me if I'm missing something,but all it should need is the cd-rom drivers,then the XP cd-rom should take over from there!!:rolleyes:
Sorry but I just couldn't resist. 6 disks because it is Microsoft=bloat.:goog:
10-24-2001, 10:59 PM
can you upgrade from 98se?, i have tried it and i have the pop-up screen , so does it work?, and just b/c i'm wondering can you do the upgrade from 95?, i'm just asking b/c a professor of mine who knows my rep for having programs asked me if it wouldn't be too much trouble if he could have a copy of xp, considering that i have 1 lab outstanding on him, which he could give me a zero on if he really wanted, i offered, hell i'd make him a copy of anything he wants, but he asked not me :) , will hand in report with cd, ;) but just wondering so that it doesn't turn into a nightmare for him therefore unleashing his wrath on me :) lurch
10-24-2001, 11:37 PM
Lurch, 98 & 98se are a go for XP, 95 is not an option. You could do a clean install over 95 if you have a 98 cd handy, that is the only way to accomplish an upgrade to XP.
10-25-2001, 07:51 AM
yes you can do a "clean install" over win95 but XP will not "upgrade" from win95.
Just pop the XP CD in and it will Auto Run with a recomandation for a clean install.
10-25-2001, 04:08 PM
thx alot guys, working on the lab report now that is going along with the cd, ;) appreciate the info, what would i do without ya, thx again, later, lurch
10-25-2001, 10:29 PM
Mucks, thanks for setting me straight. I was either misinformed or didn't interpret the wording from MS correct. ( not the 1st time) Apologies to all.
10-26-2001, 05:42 AM
No apologies needed.
MS & Intel have very poor quarter returns and as such need you to BUY, BUY and buy new products to try and lift them out of the rut.
And XP does work quite well with 64mb Ram (but think 486 here) but as memory is so cheap, at the moment, you can afford to give XP 512mb and still have change of a pony (that's a £50, is that right Flops)
Oh, AVG the free antivirus programme I've been touting does indeed work with XP ... just ignore the error message ... no problems yet. :D
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