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XP downloaded; copy and use on another computer? No install disk

I have the first install disk but then get stopped when asks for SP2 to load windows. Downloaded SP2 but hangs with 'amass' message and can't fix registery. Installation on computer #1 is not executable (right?) so I can't copy it to computer 2. Only answer is to buy a new installation disks?
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    A windows XP SP2 installation takes only 1 CD so I don't understand that "first install disk then stopped asking for SP2"...

    Anyways, yes, you need to get another installation disk.
  2. RaDiKaL_ said:
    A windows XP SP2 installation takes only 1 CD so I don't understand that "first install disk then stopped asking for SP2"...

    Anyways, yes, you need to get another installation disk.


    Thanks so much for responding. The automated request for the 2nd disk is for Service Pack 2 (yes I was surprised there was a 2nd disc as well!) Download SP2, loaded and received 'Amass' error - which I think has to do with a mix up in CD drive letters. Anyway, I think I just made a mistake in I ordered new installation disks (probably only 1, right?

    Thanks again; I'm likely going to junk the Inspirion soon anyway. I got stubborn and simply could not solve the problem.
  3. Hope you get to install it with no issues when the new installation CD arrives.
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