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July 31, 2003 12:47:04 AM

I have an upgrade version of win xp pro and every time I format I have to install 98 before I install xp as it won’t let me install xp until I have 98 installed. I heard it is possible to make a boot disk or something of the like and it would be let me install just xp but I don’t know how I to do that. I went to www.bootdisk.com and I saw a few links but all of them seemed to be applying to a situation other than mine. Is it even possible? How do I create the boot disk if it is? Any help would be much appreciated.

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July 31, 2003 2:23:17 AM

There is information on this page on how to do a clean installation of WinXP with an upgrade CD, if you have a licensed version of a Win9x CD ... without having to install Win98 on the hard drive first.

<A HREF="http://www.theeldergeek.com/clean_installation_of_windo..." target="_new">Clean Install Windows XP</A>

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July 31, 2003 4:01:17 AM

You don't have to install Win98 before XP. All you need is putting Win 98 CD (or either Win ME, 2000 if you have one) in CD-ROM when the installation setup asks for previous OS.

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August 5, 2003 4:31:56 AM

Also make sure the BIOS is set to or will boot to the CD Drive.
August 5, 2003 12:39:35 PM

i have also the same problem, but is using a pirated corporate windows xp pro cd.
August 5, 2003 12:40:30 PM

it says that EULA is missing!
August 9, 2003 9:37:31 PM

Ive found that my (pirated) copy of XP Home Upgrade isnt bootable, so Im forced to install Win98 first and use FAT32. Is it possible for me to add some files to the CD to make it bootable?

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August 9, 2003 11:34:09 PM

time was it would just ask for proof to be allowed to install, you could just put the cd from a previous os and it would work. was the same with office, i told it to look at its own install cd and it worked lol

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August 10, 2003 2:23:27 AM

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Is it possible for me to add some files to the CD to make it bootable?

Yes.

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August 10, 2003 5:33:38 AM

Why don't you just take the simpler route and start the installation with the <A HREF="http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?display..." target="_new">Home Edition Setup Disks</A>?

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