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January 18, 2010 9:24:55 AM

How can I get new operating system installed and can i use a reistalation disk, xp pro + sec pac 3

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January 18, 2010 10:17:46 AM

jollyun said:
How can I get new operating system installed and can i use a reistalation disk, xp pro + sec pac 3

Sorry for rubbish question
what I meant to ask was: I am building a new desktop computer and when I am ready to load the operating system I wondered if there will be any problem using a new windows XP Pro reinstallation disk I bought on line.
I hope this makes more sense
January 18, 2010 10:19:25 AM

On a blank OEM hard drive (assuming you bought a brand new one...you don't provide many details), you'll have to go into the motherboard BIOS when you start the computer up and change the boot order. Make the CD drive the first bootable device in the list, then insert the installation disc and restart your PC. The windows installation will then start automatically.

Yes, you should be able to use your re-installation disc.

Edit: If it's only a re-installation disc that you bought (sounds sketchy), make sure you have a valid installation key to go with it.
January 18, 2010 10:25:29 AM

foolycooly said:
On a blank OEM hard drive (assuming you bought a brand new one...you don't provide many details), you'll have to go into the motherboard BIOS when you start the computer up and change the boot order. Make the CD drive the first bootable device in the list, then insert the installation disc and restart your PC. The windows installation will then start automatically.

Yes, you should be able to use your re-installation disc.

Edit: If it's only a re-installation disc that you bought (sounds sketchy), make sure you have a valid installation key to go with it.



Thank you very much for your reply. The package has two sets of serials one is on the package and the other is on a microsoft label ....product key etc
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