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What would be the proper steps in clean installing XP on an OEM CD?
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    Interesting trick. I've always found it necessary to install from the CD, not on it. :-)

    Backup anything you can't afford to lose and set your computer to boot from the CD (see your computer's manual for the specific settings in the BIOS). Boot from the CD, run setup and follow the instructions. You will need to format the drive as part of setup, as OEM versions will only do clean installations.

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    "Ryan" <Ryan@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message news:3CBA9A57-01B5-4A28-BB3A-6348D2803016@microsoft.com...
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    Ryan wrote:

    > What would be the proper steps in clean installing XP on an OEM CD?


    Same as with any other kind of installation CD.

    Just boot from the Windows XP CD (change the BIOS boot order if necessary to
    accomplish this) and follow the prompts for a clean installation (delete the
    existing partition by pressing "D" when prompted, then create a new one).

    You can find detailed instructions here:
    http://michaelstevenstech.com/cleanxpinstall.html

    or here http://windowsxp.mvps.org/XPClean.htm

    or here http://www.webtree.ca/windowsxp/clean_install.htm


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    How I did it. I always have my personal data on other than the boot hard
    drive.
    Set the bios to boot from CD first. In some cases, you have to press a key
    when the CD is present to boot. Otherwise, it will skip it.
    Create a bootable partition (NTFS), its a selection. The install CD will do
    it all for you. You can input the size. I used 26GB, and left the rest
    unallocated. When its almost done, you have to input the product key
    provided. The OEM type usually has this on a sticker that you place on the
    PC, put it there. The preceding will wipe any previous operating system
    partition, and overwrite the master boot record. So, if you're overwriting
    an OS, all previous will be gone.
    The remaining hard disk space, I took control of in XP's disk management and
    created more partitions which were formatted automatically.

    If you want to dual boot Win2K or any Win9X OS, you need some unallocated
    space on the hard drive for XP.

    "Ryan" <Ryan@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
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    Ryan wrote:
    > What would be the proper steps in clean installing XP on an OEM CD?
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    Simply boot from the WinXP installation CD. You'll be offered the
    opportunity to delete, create, and format partitions as part of the
    installation process. (You may need to re-arrange the order of boot
    devices in the PC's BIOS to boot from the CD.)

    HOW TO Install Windows XP
    http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=KB;en-us;316941

    http://www.michaelstevenstech.com/cleanxpinstall.html

    http://www.webtree.ca/windowsxp/clean_install.htm


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