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Old 10-02-2007, 08:04 PM   #11
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Default Re: Windows xp and multiple computers.

I doubt its a bad disc, as it worked before and has since just been in the case. I doubt it was the cd drive as it also worked when i put the recovery disc for the motherboard. Not sure what else to do here.
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Default Re: Windows xp and multiple computers.

UMM maybe baad HD?
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Old 10-02-2007, 09:20 PM   #13
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how do i find out if its a bad harddrive?
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Old 10-02-2007, 10:24 PM   #14
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Anyone know if windows xp service pack 2 can be installed on multiple computers from a single disc?
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Anyone know if windows xp service pack 2 can be installed on multiple computers from a single disc?
Yes you have 2 options. You can download sp2 online and save it to a disc and install it after you install windows. Or use a program like autostreamer to slipstream sp2 into xp on 1 disc then do a clean install with sp2 intergrated into the install. This holds a advantage if your installing XP on a large hard drive and don't want to partition the remaining space.

XP by default only reads 137gbs of data. SP2 adds support for more hd space. If you do a slipstream you can do a clean format for the whole drive.
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Old 10-03-2007, 08:40 AM   #16
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Ithink i just figured it out. I have the retail version of xp home and it is only an upgrade. You can only use the retail version of xp home to upgrade from 2000 or me. Since i have neither what can i do to install xp. Glad i caught that as i was just about to purchase a new coping as i thought mine had somehow became damaged. Any ideas here. The computer was sold to me with no OS. I have no clue as to how i can do this.
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Old 10-03-2007, 09:02 AM   #17
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Default Re: Windows xp and multiple computers.

legally the only thing you can do is purchase a copy of windows XP full edition.

but thats just legally there are other ways
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Old 10-03-2007, 09:06 AM   #18
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Am i right in that the only way you can install with the retail version is if you have an older version already installed?
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