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February 25, 2013 10:09:25 PM

Installed Windows 8 upgrade over XP. Had to do a clean re-install after being hacked. Can't reinstall XP to use the upgrade 8. Have 8 on but not working well. Still need to load XP. Any suggestions?
February 25, 2013 10:23:08 PM

Why can't you reinstall XP? You don't have the CD or something??
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February 25, 2013 10:39:10 PM

You don't need to install xp to use the upgrade. But since you already have windows 8 installed just do a refresh. On the charms bar go to "Settings," and then "Change PC settings." Go to "General," then "Refresh your PC without affecting your files." Alternatively you can also select "Remove everything and reinstall Windows" that is below the refresh option.
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February 26, 2013 12:37:54 AM

Did you get it installed?
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February 26, 2013 12:38:15 AM

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February 26, 2013 12:40:02 AM

tigerg said:
Why can't you reinstall XP? You don't have the CD or something??


I have the CD, I get a compatibility warning and Windows * won't let it install.
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February 26, 2013 2:01:37 AM

MyNewPCBuild said:
Did you get it installed?


Yes, thanks so much. After fighting it for 2 days one click solved the problem!!
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