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Reinstalling XP on a HP laptop

Last response: in Windows XP
January 15, 2011 4:55:55 PM

I have a older HP Pavillion laptop that I want to reinstall XP on but the original OS disk says "setup cannot be performed because this comuter has a newer version of windows than on this CD" or something to that effect. Where can I go to DL XP? all the sites I have been to only have floppy versions and I only have CD/DVD burning no floppy. Or do I just format the HD and install it that way? I have all the drivers for the laptop so do I just co to "my computer" right click on C drive and click "format" then insert the OS cd and go from there? what is the easiest way to do it?

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January 15, 2011 4:57:53 PM

Boot from the CD to reinstall XP.
January 15, 2011 5:02:24 PM

I tried that, thats when it said "cannot perform setup..."
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January 15, 2011 5:08:11 PM

the disk OS is from a HP manufactured in 2003 so I guess it doesn't have the updates and service packs
January 15, 2011 5:27:07 PM

sorry...I booted in the wrong order forgot the "press any key" part... [:aford10:1]
January 15, 2011 5:28:54 PM

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