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Old 09-19-2004, 08:01 AM   #1
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Default Removing XP

I have just installed XP Home, and I want to remove it....I went to add/remove prgorams but it wasn't there...In fact nothing was there...I then installed cyberlink power DVD and Norton Antivrus. Then i went to add/recomve programs and there was just 2 things there .power dvd and norton antivruus....Is there any way I can get rid of XP, to return to ME
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Old 09-19-2004, 08:03 AM   #2
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was it an upgrade cd? If not you cant just switch back, you need a ME disk,
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Old 09-19-2004, 08:17 AM   #3
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I get a ME disk and just install that?
I can get a ME Disk
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Old 09-19-2004, 09:25 AM   #4
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Ok, I ran setup for ME....It said that setup cannot be run from 2000 or higher...Only from windows 98 an d 95....Any ideas...??
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Why dont u reformat and then install the OS of your choice
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Old 09-19-2004, 09:59 AM   #6
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hmmm...If there's not another way then i would do that...but XP Dosen;t seem to recognise my CD drives...and u haver to restart ure PC with the XP CD in...So when i restart with the CD in, nothing happenes.
If i start in safe mode it recognises them...I have downloaded a driver for myu YAMAHA CDRW8824E and when i try to instll the driver in normal mode, it dosen't detect my drive in first place, so i can;t update it...When i do it in safe mode it successfully updates my drive, but when i start back up in normal, it still doesn't recognisem my drives .
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Old 09-19-2004, 12:55 PM   #7
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Hmmm....Well since there is no way to return to ME I will reveal some of the reasons that I want to remove XP and you guys might know how to fix them
1. The fact that it doesn't recognise my CD drives..(Explained in previous Post.

2. I ALWAYS get this message>>> "You (or a program) have requested information from www.kittycatmeow.cjb.net. Which connection do you want to use." Then it lists my only internet connection Internet ADSL. It says "connect" or "cancel". I always click cancel but it will keep comiong back. There is an option to disable this message until next time you log on, and it works. But next time I log on it says it again obviously. This message only copmes up when I am connected to the Internet...When I am not, My internet goes a LOT slower. I have ran Ad-aware and Spybot S&D..They both detected about 12 problems...One was "Alexa Related" and one was a "Porn Dialer". I reomved them both but the messgae kept coming up. I have tryed doing this in Safe Mode also. This has only happened since I upgraded to XP.

3. When I click on a game (Soldier Of Fortune 2 Multiplayer) The console loads and then I get an error message about openGL...I'm pretty sure this is a driver problem...

4. Norton Anti-Virus 2003 Proffesional Edition didn't seem to be on my system after I upgraded so I re-installed it. Now when I click on it, Nothing Happens. BTW, Anyone have a link to a Free, Simple to use Online Virus Scanner?

I will send my hardware report, when I installed XP..Doen there
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Old 09-19-2004, 12:58 PM   #8
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Default Hardware Report

Setup found hardware or software on your computer that might not or will not work with Windows XP. You should read and understand this upgrade report before continuing.

For more information, click a topic:

Warnings
Helpful Information

Setup has detected that some hardware or programs on your computer might not function correctly after the upgrade is completed. This lack of functionality can have an effect on things you might want to do, such as connecting to the Internet, accessing e-mail, printing, scanning, and playing sounds or music. It is important that you read and understand this upgrade report before continuing. To resolve some of these issues, you can get more information at Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition on the Web.

Setup will automatically back up your existing version of Windows. You can restore your computer safely even if these upgrade problems remain. To uninstall Windows XP, go to Add/Remove Programs in Control Panel.

Warnings (return to top)
The following issues might require you to obtain files from Microsoft Windows Update Web site or a manufacturer's Web site. You can still continue to upgrade to Windows XP without resolving these issues, but some hardware or software might not work. Follow the recommendations in each section.

Hardware Compatibility Issues
Setup has found hardware on your computer that is incompatible with (that is, it does not work with) Windows XP.

Hardware That Might Need Additional Files
The following hardware might need additional files in order to work with Windows XP. Contact your hardware vendors to obtain Windows XP compatible updates. In many cases, if a Windows XP version is not yet available, a Windows 2000 compatible update should work. It is recommended that you obtain these drivers in advance.

You can also view the Microsoft Windows XP Hardware Compatibility List on the Web.

Please note that some of the following entries might be software that is registered as hardware.

Dot4 HPZ12
psc 2100 (DOT4)

Dot4 Setup HPO08
hp psc 2100 series
psc 2100 (DOT4PRINT)

Dot4Print HPZ12
psc 2100 (DOT4PRT)

Dot4Usb HPZ12
psc 2100 (DOT4USB)

Imaging Device
Dual-Mode DSC(2770) (not currently present)
hp psc 2100 series

Modem
CXT1036 - HCF PCI Modem

Network adapters
(Generic Infrared Serial Port or dongle) (not currently present)
USB ADSL WAN Adapter

Printers
hp psc 2100 series

Sound, video and game controllers
3dfx Voodoo3 3500 TV

System devices
Unknown Device

Universal Serial Bus controllers
USB ADSL Loader (not currently present)
VIA Tech 3038 PCI to USB Universal Host Controller (not currently present)

Software Compatibility Issues

Software That Does Not Support Windows XP
Setup has found programs on your computer that are incompatible with (that is, they do not work with) Windows XP. Contact your software vendors to obtain updates or Windows XP-compatible versions. If you don't update these programs before you upgrade, the programs will not work after the upgrade is completed.

3dfx Tools (in Control Panel)
Java Plug-in (in Control Panel)
Nero ImageDrive (in Control Panel)

Before you upgrade to Windows XP, you should remove any incompatible programs if you can. After the upgrade, uninstall for these programs might not work. Add/Remove Programs in Control Panel can help you uninstall most programs. Click Start, point to Settings, click Control Panel, and then click Add/Remove Programs.

Norton Disk Doctor
This program may have compatibility issues on this version of Windows.

Norton Image Disk
This program may have compatibility issues on this version of Windows.

Norton Registry Tracker
This program may have compatibility issues on this version of Windows.

Norton Speedisk
This program may have compatibility issues on this version of Windows.

Software That Must Be Reinstalled
The following programs need to be reinstalled after the upgrade, because they use different files and settings in Windows XP.

Easy CD Creator 4
MusicMatch Jukebox

General Information
This section provides important information that you need to be aware of before you upgrade.

Network Incompatibilities
IrDA Protocol
This version of IrDA Protocol will not work with Windows XP. To update a more recent version of this software, go to the Microsoft Web site (http://www.microsoft.com).

Helpful Information (return to top)
The following issues are listed for your information only. You can continue the upgrade to Windows XP.

Software Compatibility Issues

Incompatible Hardware Accessories
The following programs support your computer hardware; however, they are incompatible with Windows XP. To see whether updated versions of these programs are available, visit your hardware manufacturer's Web site.

Creative Labs SoundBlaster Accessories

General Information
This section provides important information that you need to be aware of before you upgrade.

Backup Files Found
Setup found files on your computer that appear to be a backup of part of Windows Millennium Edition. During the upgrade to Windows XP, Setup removes Windows Millennium Edition from your computer, including any backups you might have on your hard disk. Some files in the following folders will be removed:

c:\WINDOWS\TEMP\DxBckup\WINDOWS\SYSTEM
c:\WINDOWS\TEMP\Norton AntiVirus 2003 Professional\NAV\Rescue
c:\WINDOWS\TEMP\Norton AntiVirus 2003 Professional\VirusDef\Latest

Protect your backup files by copying them to floppy disks, a network server, a compressed archive file, or other backup mechanism.

Recycle Bin
Setup found 1504 files in your Recycle Bin. If you continue upgrading to Windows XP, these files will be deleted.

Other Upgrade Information

DVD Movie Player
Windows detected a DVD movie player or decoder that may be incompatible. You may have to upgrade the decoder after setup completes.

Microsoft DirectX 9.0
To maintain compatibility with your DirectX 9.0 applications, you will need to download the DirectX 9.0 update for Windows XP, Windows XP SP1 and Windows Server 2003 from http://windowsupdate.microsoft.com.
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Old 09-19-2004, 01:20 PM   #9
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You need to format your harddrive by booting from a boot floppy or cd. Then reinstall ME. If you do not have a driver cd for your computer make certain you at least have drivers for your modem or Lan card so you can connect to the internet to find the drivers for your other hardware.
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Old 09-19-2004, 01:40 PM   #10
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You mean like a startup floppy....I create one by going to add/reocmve programs and create disk? What do u mean by drivers for my modem....I have one CD that came with me when i bought my Modem.
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