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Old comp!

Discussion in 'All other topics' started by Alien13, Mar 18, 2005.

  1. Alien13

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    Hey i have a old comp thats with xp on it and when i upgraded to xp i still had all the files from the previous version only they dont work how do i do a clean install with no files but the main things you get with the disk and what programs can speed it up?
     
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    is your xp disk a full version or an upgrade version??
     
  3. Alien13

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    Well the disk came with a new comp we brought.
     
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    is it a rescue/restore disk or just windows?
     
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    Well the disk came with a new comp we brought. The cd is attached to a booklet that says windows xp home. And was covered in a plastic bag type case, one of those ones you just tear open with your fingers and was sealed until i installed it on my other comp.
     
  6. Alien13

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    well the old comp that has those files i want to get rid of was a windows 98 and now is an xp home edition.
     
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    if wanting to start from scratch, write down what all the devices in device manager like video, sound, net card, modem & usb so that you can download latest drivers from manufacturers for xp. use a win98 bootdisk to fdisk & format the drive & see if the xp cd will boot off the cdrom if configured in the bios. if can't boot off cd than use your win98 bootdisk with cdrom support to load xp home edition
     
  8. Alien13

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    yeah i want to start from scratch so there are just the main files on the comp.
     
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    so do as i suggested above
     
  10. Alien13

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    ill just see what my dad wants 2 do then yeah ill do that.

    what does it mean by doule posting?
     
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    where is device manager?
     
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    posting on 2 different locations on same subject
     
  13. Alien13

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    oh so is it ok if i ask you about something else on this thread?
     
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    yes
     
  15. Alien13

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    well on the my old computer the cd rom drive when i turn on my computer makes a clicking noise 2 times. And whenerver i want to play a cd it opens i put in the cd close the tray and it makes the clicking noise once is there a way 2 fix this or should i buy a new one?
     
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    does the drive have a problem reading cds??
     
  17. Alien13

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    nah it works ok just makes that clicking noise and where is device manager?
     
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    control panel/system or right click my computer than properties & device manager
     
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    thanx.
     
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    what are the system specs of that computer like cpu speed, ram, hd size
     

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