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Question: no bootabe disk,no operating systems found

Hi Guys I wiped my notebook hardddrive then found out my op systems disk would not boot
would like some help on this one thanks Ageless

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Preferred Solution: no bootabe disk,no operating systems found

I recommend downloading and running Reimage. It's a computer repair tool that has been proven to identify and fix many Windows problems with a high level of success.

I've used it in the past to identify and fix everything from blue screens (BSOD's), ActiveX errors, corrupt files and processes, dll/exe/sys errors, recover lost memory, Windows update problems, defragging, malware removal etc.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloadreimage.com/download.php. (This link will automatically start a download of Reimage that you can save to your computer.)

Answer: no bootabe disk,no operating systems found

Find someone who has the same operating system cd and boot from that using your own CD key

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Hello,
I recently erased the memory on three computers using a program called WipeDrive. It worked for two of them; however, when I was wiping my sony CPCCW21FX, the power ran out and interrupted the installation. Upon repowering the computer, the wiping continued but I do not think that it worked properly. Windows was completely erased, and I constantly got the message "Operating system not found."

I have no warranty, but Sony told me to purchase the recovery disks. First I selected the option "repair windows" then "startup repair" This left the message ?Startup repair cannot repair this computer automatically.?
I decided try to Vaio Recovery center, but this did not help either. I got a message that said ?Could not obtain a recovery drive letter.?

My suspicion is that this is not working because windows is not installed, but since I know little about computers I want to make sure. I am contemplating two things:
1) Purchasing windows seven and reinstalling it
2) Sending my computer to vaio to be repaired
The first option is cheaper, but I am not 100% sure it will work. Any thoughts are greatly appreciated.

Answer:Help! Operating systems not found

Welcome
First after this if fixed stop with software, especially registry software, that is suppose to make life easier. Just ask and I will tell you how to maintain. Ask when we get this resolved
Boot the computer and at boot it should restore if you continually hit f11.
If that does not work, go with Seven. Buy the upgrade and save. A lot cheaper and the same as the full cost, if you know how to install
Clean Install with a Upgrade Windows 7 Version - Windows 7 Forums
To test computer and maybe repair see if this installs. If it does computer is ok. Its just the OS.
http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/windo...dows-computer/
You can also save your stuff.

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alright i have a dell laptop running windows vista home basic and when i start it up it shows me a menu that states that my battery will not be able to charge... options are F2 to setup menu any key to continue and another button to enter boot menu. i just continue because the power cord is getting power and is connected to the back and it doesnt show any form of the battery wearing out. then it sends me to a menu that states the operating system cannot be found. there are the same options and i hit to continue then it just goes to an all black screen... it wont respond and do anything after that so i just shut it down. the compute has a lot of stuf on it and is has been running slow lately... what are my options here?!

did it crash?
did my hd die?
do i need to reinstall vista? (i no longer have the install disk)

i need help as soon as i can get it!

Answer:Operating systems not found (help)

No other symptoms or problems prior to this happening?

It was working fine the last time you shut it off?

What model Dell lap top?

Was Vista installed when it was purchased?

A suggestion. Remove the battery. Some have a self-tester built in. It will have several (four ?) green LEDs with the amount of power it is holding. Below this is a small symbol you can push. This should cause on of the LEDs to light up.

You can also try starting the lap top with the battery removed. Do not think this will make a difference but it will not hurt anything that I know of.

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I was just wondering if anyone out there could help me? I went to my computer this morning and there is a black screen that says operating systems not found. It won't let me do anything and I have no idea what to do. If someone knows anything about this please let me know. I would appreciate any information! Thank you!!

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hi, I'm not good at computers. and my Chinese lady have this message on her pc.

Your CD/DVD drive during this boot cycle is f:
A RAMDISK drive is available for this boot cycle as C:
It contains several HArd Drive setup tools. Please use these tools carefully under the direction of Dell Support Staff.
before it ends up this way the pc had already upgraded to win 10. and went into : AN operating systems wasn't found in black screen. please help us. thank you very much in advance. God Bless All.

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I'm planning on doing a triple boot with Windows XP, 7 and 8 on a SSD for my laptop. All OS will have basic programs on them, maybe Office, Winrar, AV, no music, videos or any of that personal crap. All OS i will keep update when i can.I just need to know how much disk space should be enough for each OS. I'm thinking of getting a 120 SSD, and splitting the HD this way.XP - 20GB7 - 50GB8 - 50GBwould that be enough?

Answer:How much Disk Space need for these Operating Systems

Hi Sub,All the partitions meet the minimum system requirements for Operating Systems respectively.Performance depends on the number and size of applications installed on the system.Thanks & RegardsManshu S#iworkfordell

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I just wanted to say that the company I work for, Super Future Equities, Inc., has developed the first laptop in the world with the ability to run unlimited operating systems running natively and independently on one disk. No emulation, no host/guest garbage, no virtualiation. So far we have installed, tested, and ran Vista, XP, Fedora 5, Thiz, DSL, Windows 2000, and Redflag (plus we can install as many more as want) all on the same notebook.

Take a look and lemme know what you think! Please keep it positive, thanks!

http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-5972267002734151759

Its a bit long. Im working on speeding up the video in between OSes so you can get the general idea without having to watch the boot time at 1x (unless you enjoy watching a computer boot ).

As soon as its ready, I will post up a link to download. Free, of course
 

Answer:Unlimited Operating Systems on One Disk!

Uhmmm...

Not much to say, just wanted to jump on it first.
 

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Besides linux and ms-dos are there are there any others?
Thanks
 

Answer:What operating systems will run off a floppy disk?

That's pretty much it.
 

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Hi all,

My laptop was slow in booting up/shutting down. Much to my annoyance is inserted the recovery disk and wiped the orignal My documents folder which i cannot access. Recovery software shows the documents still on the drive. My problems seems to be that i've cloned the system, unfortunately i've down this twice and as such have reduced the capacity. Initially i had to decide which system to select at boot up, but resolved that in some way.. I would love to format the drives and try to reinstall but i'm a bit scared. If I delete both bootini selections will my system boot up as it did before this chaos. As i noticed on a previous thread on system in title in blue and the installed one in black

My XP systems was factory installed to my Samsung R50

File system NTFS

Any help would be appreciated

Mikey

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Computer crashed and trying to re-install windows Vista. I chose the to repair and it did not list my operating system in the window. It says if you do not see your operating system to click to load drivers. I inserted the drivers disk and do not know where to go from here.

If I chose the install option it gives me 3 places to install windows
Disk 0 Partitition 2 RECOVERY 10 GB
Disk 0 Unallocated Space 48 GB
Disk 0 Partition 3 45.8 GB

And then it says unable to find a system volume that meets its criteria for installation.

Any clue?
 

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Hi, this is just a question before I make any other moves using the Reatog xpe disk. I am unfamiliar with all of the diagnostic tools it came with so...
I just needed to know if the OTL scan I want to run will leave things as is,(not change anything on the C: drive) even if something is still wrong (perhaps with one of my userinit. files/keys). Thank you

Answer:Will an OTL scan in OTLPE disk make any changes to my Operating Systems?

I have never heard of this tool/program, so I cannot comment. However, If you are uncomfortable doing anything then trust your instincts. What are you trying to do?

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I'm using Bart PE to recover files on my desktop PC's hard drive after Windows XP stopped booting. I am able to use the A43 file manager to browse and even open the files that I would like to recover, but when I attempt to copy them to an external USB hard drive, I get an error message saying that the source disk or file can't be read.

Any idea why it can't copy the files, or how I can get it to do so?

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I have a dell xps 13 9333 which was working fine

I restarted it and I got operating system not found

It has a Liteon 512gb msata SSD LMT-512L9M-11

The SSD is detected in bios. I have connected the ssd to a caddy to try and access via another laptop

However I am unable to do that as well

It does not appear in my computer. When i go to disk management it shows disk not initialized and unallocated

If i try to even create a partition it says Cyclic redundancy check

I have attached some images that may help
Currently i am trying to find partitions using minitool partition wizard. its currently on 33%. Will post a screenshot once thats done

Please can anyone advise what I can do as i need to recover my work from it

Thanks

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I'm currently acquiring windows 7 (6956).
I have 3 hard drives (500Gb, 500Gb, 160Gb), i want to install windows 7 on one of my 500gb hard drives but i still want to have the choice of using xp on startup. Anyone know how to do this?
(i want xp to only use the other 2 drives.)

Answer:2 Operating Systems (Moved from Other Operating Systems)

Welcome to TSF!!!

Hi,

I am going to move your thread to the Windows XP forum. The folks over there will have a better idea how to set you system up and the like.

Hope everything goes well for you.
Cheers!

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hey first time poster! i tried to restart my laptop yesterday, and got the error message, operating system not found! i read through alot of solutions on here, tried rebooting with cd rom etc, no joy! i then took out the hd and rebooted with cd rom, and the error is disk error press any key to restart! its and old enough laptop, acer travel mate 250, and i noticed it was very hot underneath, before restarting yesterday, its been working fine upto that! am i screwed? if i get a new hd will it fix it? how much is new hd? thanks very much in advance! dan

Answer:Disk error press any key to restart, Operating system not found!! Help

and welcome to the Forum

You can run diagnostics on the hard drive

Hard Drive Diagnostics Tools and Utilities (Storage) - TACKtech Corp.

See this for how to make a bootable cd

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Boot device not found install an operating system hitting F10 to do factory reset and it's asking for administror password my pw is not working it's giving me code 69599233

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Hi

I hope someone can help.

I started my computer the other day at before it even tries to load windows it says

BOOTMGR is missing

ive created an Vista recovery disk and ive booted up from that. Once i go into it and click repair it gives the option of picking the operating system. problem is that the C: isnt there to choose. Its like the computer doesnt recognise the hard drive.

When i go into the BIOS it does list the HDD in there.

Im at a loss, i hope i can fix this as i just upload thousands of pictures from a recent trip!!

Thanks

Answer:Bootmgr is Missing - Cant load Recovery Disk as Operating System not found

Hi, we do seem to be getting a lot of boot issues lately, this is a summary of what to do, produced by a Tech after a MS boot camp.
I have put code marks around your best option (that is after startup repair failed to resolve the issue):-


You can use the Bootrec.exe tool in the Windows Recovery Environment (Windows RE) to troubleshoot and repair the following items in Windows Vista or Windows 7:
? A master boot record (MBR)
? A boot sector
? A Boot Configuration Data (BCD) store
Note When you are troubleshooting startup issues by using the Windows RE, you should first try the Startup Repair option in the System Recovery Options dialog box. If the Startup Repair option does not resolve the issue, or if you must troubleshoot more steps manually, use the Bootrec.exe tool.
Back to the top
MORE INFORMATION
To run the Bootrec.exe tool, you must start Windows RE. To do this, follow these steps:
1. Put the Windows Vista or Windows 7 installation disc in the disc drive, and then start the computer.
2. Press a key when you are prompted.
3. Select a language, a time, a currency, a keyboard or an input method, and then clickNext.
4. Click Repair your computer.
5. Click the operating system that you want to repair, and then click Next.
6. In the System Recovery Options dialog box, click Command Prompt.
7. Type Bootrec.exe, and then press ENTER.
Note To start the computer from the Windows Vista or Windows 7 DVD, the computer must be configured to start from the DVD d... Read more

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hi. i have 2 hard drives. and and windows xp home one each one of them. how do i uninstall one of them without causing problems with the other operating system.
 

Answer:How do i Uninstall one operating system with multiple operating systems

could format one drive from another...take all data needed from one to another
 

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Question: Operating Systems

I have two hard drives currently hooked up to my computer. I am running windoxs XP on one of them. I have just recieved a free copy of Ubuntu from linux. I was wondering if it is possible to intall that on my second hard drive and have an option to pick what OS i want to run when i start my computer up.
 

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I would think so, unless the Linux package is specifying the installation drive to be the C: drive.
 

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Question: Operating systems

Okay so, my father just recently bought a HP Pavilion Slimline s5-1435d PC that came preinstalled with windows 8. I am still using my old Acer aspire 4741g laptop which was preinstalled with windows 7. The problem now is that my father don't really like windows 8, he prefers windows 7. And i want to upgrade to windows 8. So what I want to ask if it is possible to like switch operating systems with him or something like that??? Which i means like i get his windows 8 and he gets my windows 7?

Answer:Operating systems

Absolutely not. These are Oem licenses which are tired to the machine they came with. They cannot be transferred to any other computer.

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Question: Operating systems

Does anyone know why a computer will display "operating system not found on any device" and do absolutley nothing else? I tried a reformat, reboot, and everything else I know to do. The word "compaq" comes up, but after that, all I get is the os message. Please help!!

Answer:Operating systems

That is becuase no operating system is installed... Your hard disk sounds wiped out to me... You need a operating system boot disk to install an operating system...[glb]Flame[/glb]

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Hello. I currently have XP on my system, but would also like to be able to boot into windows 98 second edition. The operating system that used to be on this computer. Since I have upgraded I notice that a lot of my favorite games are not compatible with XP so I would like 98 on the computer so that I use it for game play. I have a second drive on this computer, but cannot remember how to get the computer to install to D drive (second drive) instead of C drive. Also after I have windows 98 installed how do I select that operating system during boot up?

Thank you

markeydsl
 

Answer:would like to use 2 operating systems

Looks pretty simple here:

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/217210/en-us

Do tell how it goes...
 

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Please help me out here. I recently reformatted my machine and for some reason the first time i put in the recovery cd to reformat it installed windows instead of reformat. Then I put the cd in a second time and my computer was reformatted and installed windows a second time. So when i start up my computer it gives me a choice to start one of two operating systems of windows xp. Any ideas on how i can get rid one version without reformatting again. It is annoying having to choose one version every time. If you need more info or a better explanation just say so and i'll try my best. Thanks
 

Answer:2 Operating Systems of XP???

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Question: Operating Systems

Which one is the best operating system?

Answer:Operating Systems

I like Animal's answer here: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic405334.htmlThe one that works to the users expectation. It's like asking whats the best flavor of ice cream. It's personal preference if you don't add qualifiers to the question. Whats the best nonfat, non fruit flavored ice cream made in Texas? Then we can narrow the field.

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hi,can anyone help,i have an old pc with 2 h/drives c and d. one has installed o/s win95b the other is a slave to cthe problem is that i have bought wins me and would like to install this on slave drive d, but still keeping drive c with win95b.so that i can compare both operating systems i do not want to loose win95b as very reliabelwhat do i have to do and will i need anythig to achieve thisthanks bods

Answer:2 operating systems

click hereclick hereclick heresome good guides above.It is not as straightforward as, say, 9x and 2k or xp but can be done if you follow the above guides closely.

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Hi...i have win xp and it messed up some how. Paint would not work and so i tried to repair it. I accidently put in a different xp disc and started to install it. Half way through installing it said file pcmcia.sis is corrupted. Now each time i turn on my comp i have to choose between windows xp and windows xp setup. These are the 2 options i get and i have 3 secs to choosewhat i want to know is...how can i get rid of the setup thing so the pc boots straight away without me having to choose.how can i get paint to start working again?and what is the pcmcia.sis file?please please help...i am totally stuck...thank u for all the help

Answer:two operating systems

Try installing xp using the original disc. Should solve all of your problems.PCMCIA.sys is the control file for PC Cards, most commonly found in laptops.

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I acedently powered of my pic while it was factory resetting it now it says thisAn operating system wasn't found try disconnecting any drives that don't contain an operating system press ctrl alt delete to restart

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Hi, I have managed to get myself three operating systems at startup (all windows xp) having attempted to install a Maxtor SATA HDD (diamondmax).The top two operating systems do not get passed the next screen when a missage concerning a hardware conflict is displays. How do I remove the two surplus operating systems (I deleted from the new HDD however this still hasn't helped.When I have removed the suplus operating systems I am hoping someone will be able to help with installing the new drive. I can see the drive (and save to the drive) from windows however the drive is not mentioned in the bios set up (motherboard ASUSk8v-mx).I appreciate your time.

Answer:3 operating systems

Start - Run - type msconfig - boot.ini tab- click on check all boot paths.

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Hey everyone, its been awhile sense i have been on this site as i had some eh... computer problems but you guys were always helpfull so hopefully you can help me with this.

Ok i recently got a new laptop. its operating system is vista premium x64. i have been doing some study cd's that make me install a program to run them and well you guessed it, they dont run on x64 only x32. i bought the vista home x32 and was wondering if there was a way i could install it on this laptop in a seperate partition of the hard drive and only use it for these disks without having to get rid of the x64. i would only be using the vista x32 for these disks and nothing else, do you guys think you could help me do this?

or if it is any less work i could install windows xp instead of vista. my only problem is i have one hardrive in my laptop and would need them both on the same hard drive.

thanks in advance
Brian B.

Answer:help with operating systems.

Are they saying that they will not install at all?, I am running vista x64 and when I install a 32 bit application it installs in C:\program files (x86)\ and I am running them without a issue.

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Question: Operating Systems

hi,

Im Building a Gaming PC, and not quite sure what OS to get.
I either want Windows Vista home premium or Windows Vista Ultimate.

What exactly are the difference beetween the two and is ultimate worth buying for $60-80 more then home premium?


Thanks

Answer:Operating Systems

Compare Editions

That will tell you all the differences between HP and Ultimate.

My personal opinion since i run Ultimate. It is not worth it. The noly real advantage is hte Extras which are few and far between. Having Dreamscene is a resource hog to run. Texas Hold Em is alright but boring after 2 days. BitLocker is alright but if you forget your password forget it. No hacking tools out there can recover what you have in there.

So no it is not worth the extra $$ in my opinion to get HP. You get Media Center with that and Aero. Which is what most people want with Vista.

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How would you evaluate them in terms of performance and effectivity of applications you put into it? I am planning to buy a new one.

Answer:What are your operating systems?

Quote from: great_jaspah on June 07, 2007, 08:16:36 PMHow would you evaluate them in terms of performance and effectivity of applications you put into it? I am planning to buya new one.So, the decision with either be Win XP or Win Vista, right? 

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Help. I somehow have both windows ME and Xp on my computer after upgrading to XP. I only want Xp. How do I get rid od Me without compromising the files on ME?

Answer:2 operating systems

if your xp was an upgrade version try to uninstal from the add remove prgms menu. if you can't all i suggest is to back up your information that you want to keep and reformat your hard drive and start from scratch... but use thats as a last resort. hope i helped.

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Hi everyone, I need some help clearing up some space on my computer. This computer was given to us with windows NT installed on it and i later installed windows XP home edition. After that i installed XP Pro... Now when i reboot my computer it asks me which one i would like to start up in.. I have 3 working operating systems on this computer. All I want is XP Pro, how can i delete these others?? Thank you all very much for your time! Em
 

Answer:Too many operating systems!

Look at your boot.ini file it should look like this to not prompt

[boot loader]
timeout=30
default=multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS
[operating systems]
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP Professional" /fastdetect

The only way to safely remove any left over traces would be to rebuild.
 

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i just wonder what you guys think is the best and fastest

thank you
 

Answer:what is the best operating systems

It depends on your computer hardware, what it will support, and what you want to do with it.
 

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i have 2 os on my pc.1) win7 ultimate2) win 7 home premium.the question is when i startup my pc i get to see 2 os on screen both named as windows 7.how can i change the names so i know what they are?

Answer:2 operating systems on 1 pc

Bing search results - found this...http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorial...

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Hi there has anyone heard of a company called all media wholesale? I am looking to buy a new operating system Win xp pro, they have it for 80.00 dollars, should I be cautious to buy from them? This is the cheapest place I found every where else is 130.00 +. Or should I just stick with newegg,or zipzoomfly?
 

Answer:Where to buy operating systems?

wil129 said:

Hi there has anyone heard of a company called all media wholesale? I am looking to buy a new operating system Win xp pro, they have it for 80.00 dollars, should I be cautious to buy from them? This is the cheapest place I found every where else is 130.00 +. Or should I just stick with newegg,or zipzoomfly?Click to expand...

I wouldn't trust it, but do you have a direct link to the product page?

EDIT: I think I found them. http://www.allmediawholesale.com/show_detail.php?item_id=53 . That doesn't look like a legitimate OEM version with COA sticker and manual.
 

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Use the Google button, have a read, and learn a lot:http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&lr=&q=how+to+install+dual+boot

Answer:Re: 2 operating systems

Dontcha just love it when original posts go missing ? ?

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Hello Everyone

I'm using windows xp media Amd64 3800. 2.4ghz
And I have two hd both are 250 gb my memory is 2gb of ram

I'd like to use both os vista and windows xp but i don't know how to do it.
Any suggestions,instructions? Maybe someone already made same post.
Thanks a lot for your time..
 

Answer:two operating systems

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Does anyone know if its OK to to have windows xp home & windows xp professional on the same pc but on different hard drives?

Answer:2 OPERATING SYSTEMS

Yeah, no problem.

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hello everybody...
I was wondering if i could have 2 operating systems on one computer because i am having problems with my windows xp home edition sp2..and if so , can someone point me in the right direction

Can i use two operating systems, and then delete the unwanted one?...because i dont want to delete it and then install the other one, just in case something goes bad

Also i can get a spanish version of office xp 2006..is there any way i can change it from spanish to english??

Lastly.. If i change or operate with 2 operating systems...can i still have all the files i have on both systems, or will i have nothing on the other operating system...
 

Answer:2 operating systems?

Also i can get a spanish version of office xp 2006..is there any way i can change it from spanish to english??Click to expand...

No you cannot.
 

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during start up my computer says that "Which Operating systems do i choose". what just had happen? Why i have 2 operating systems? and it is all windows 2000. please help! How can I remove the other operatind systems?

Answer:please help me i have 2 operating systems

Choose either one, and just see if everything loads up fine.

The computer is dual booting with 2 versions of windows.

Now, one way is do a repair of windows and just rewrite the os files so you can run operating system, and keep your data.

The other way, if you have no copy of windows 2000, you can open your boot.ini file in C:\ and delete the extra line from the boot menu. This will tell windows that 2 versions of windows is not installed. But you must unhide protected os file.This is reccomended only for advanced users, So if you dont know how to unhide protected os files its probvably not even a good idea to try this fix.

Best of luck to ya.

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Question: Operating systems

Does anyone know any genuine websites , where you can buy operating systems .

Thank you

Answer:Operating systems

Amazon.uk.com

Among hundreds of others.

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Question: Operating Systems

Hi, I just started using my home PC and the Operating System running on it is Windows Vista Starter - is there anyway that I can upgrade this . . . maybe to just normal Windows Vista
Help please
 

Answer:Operating Systems

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I am getting a new PC with a pentium 4 (2.6G 800mhz FSB). First question, do all P4s use HT and secondly do I have to use XP pro to benefit from it. I ask this as I heard that only XP pro uses HT. I am plannig to buy XP home and the fact I will not benefit from HT when using Word does not bother me particularly, however, I am told that Half Life 2 will use HT. Now to the point, will I have to have XP pro to reap the benefits of HT in HL2, or will it be independant of which OS I have.Thanks, I hope no one has died of acronym poisoning.

Answer:HT and operating systems

I believe that all 800mhz Pentium 4 have HT. I'm not sure about having to use Professional though. I think I've read somewhere that Home supports it although the software has to be written specially for it.

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Question: Operating Systems

Can someone give me instructions on how to change from Windows NT to Windows 95? Can I install Windows 95 right over Windows NT?
 

Answer:Operating Systems

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Hey guys,
I've got Windows 7 RC1 installed and on the same disk I had created a 20GB parition for future references.
Due to requirements of booting XP because of lack of hardware compatibility, I chose to install XP on the 20GB parition.
Now I cannot boot in to Windows 7. It simply loads XP.
Any way around this?
Thanks...

Answer:2 Operating Systems

Hi the803,

Have a look at the following Tutorial Dual Boot Installation with Windows 7 and XP and follow Method Two point 7 onwards.

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Hello to all!

I have an original installed version of Windows XP Pro on my HD. I now have a 2nd HD installed in the Computer case with it. I want to run both if possible. Not at the same time, but when it loads up I can choose which one I can run. I want one for my Pro Tools LE software and music only and other for everything else. One Hard Disk is using Sata cable and the other is using something that kind of looks like a ribbon. Is this possible to have the option to only load one at a time? Right now I keep opening my case and unplugging one on boot up.
Thank in advance!

Answer:Run 2 Operating Systems on 1 PC

You can install an OS on the second drive and have the option at boot which to load. Is that what you'd like to do? If so, do you have a second disk?

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Question: Operating systems

I frequently get the message. xprt6.dll not found. This is used to open some programs. The note says to reload the application but I don't know where it came from. Tried using RegCure to scan my computer and fix problems but RegCure had to be registered to work. I again got the message xprt6.dll not found. So this precluded my fixing the problem with regcure. What program created this and how can I fix it?

Selrahc
 

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If I have two operating systems loaded on a computer, when I turn it on, will it automatically ask what operating system I want to use, will it not boot, or will it just pick one? Do I need a special program to get to choose what one I want?

Answer:If I Have Two Operating Systems...

If you've setup both OS's correctly, then yes.

For example:

If you wanted to have both Windows 98SE and Window XP on the same computer you would need to:
1. Partiton your hard drive into two or more logical drives
2. Install Windows 98SE on the first drive
3. Install Windows XP on the second drive

Now when you started up the computer, you would be presented with a menu from which you could choose your operating system. All major OS's (Windows, Linux, etc) come with their own bootloader (which presents the menu to you.

What OS's were you looking to install?

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hi i have win xp on my pc right now i got a 98SE full cd and i want to put it on my pc. i tryed wipping my c drive i have c drive and a d drive. so i wiped the c drive put the 98 cd in but when i turned on the pc it said bootable cd not exist or something like that so how do i put 98 on a pc?
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Okay I'm stumped on this. I have an hp laptop that my teacher gave me to install window xp on to it. So I installed it and and when I restarted the computer it said that there was no operating system on the computer.
So I decided to run Ubuntu's Live CD on it and tried to install it and it installed to but after I restarted the computer I got the same message and both times I get it, it just blinks it doesn't stay up.
then I loaded up the live version of Ubuntu again and I looked at the hard drive and I found that both of the operating systems are on there, but why can neither of them load up? I need help for once.

and other information:
It is a new hard drive from best buy and I do plan on calling them about it if I cannot find a solution.

Answer:Operating Systems Help

check your bios to make sure its booting from the hard drive which it sounds like its not. Seems like all boot options are set to boot from the cd drive, floppy, etc and not the hard drive

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I bought my new computer several weeks ago which was Windows Vista Home Premium by default, but I downgraded to XP SP2 and installed the new operating system's contents into my H drive. I havent deleted the Vista files from the C drive where it was installed by default. Is it actually possible when you turn on your computer to either choose if you want to use XP or Vista?

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Sorry if I posted in the wrong board, I'm new

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Okay so i got tired of Xp pro and installed xp home on another hard drive so that I could copy all my files from the one with xp pro on it over to the one with xp home. Well the one with XP pro is still considered C: drive so I can't format it. I've tried taking it out of the start up process in the bios but then it tells me no OS found. So while I have both of them in there every time I start up my PC it asks me which OS I want to load Pro or Home. They both work, but pro is taking up one of my 40 gigs and I'd like that disk space back! Any help would be hot!
 

Answer:2 operating systems HELP!

Anytime your going to load an OS, it's best to disconnect every other HDD in the system, if you have partitions on them that you don't want touched. I'd recommend pull the pro drive and installed XP Home clean on the second one.

I have to ask this question, because I can't fathom the response....but how can you possibly grow tired of XP Pro, and see XP Home as a different alternative? Anything you'd have to complain about it XP Pro, will be present in XP Home.
 

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currently I have windows xp.I want to install unix system.can I install two operating systems on one pc windows xp and unix? And could you show me how to do it.

Answer:two operating systems on one pc

Yes you may, either on one H/Drive that has been partitioned into two or more drives, or on a separate drive altogether. click here and click here

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do you know what "maconastick" is? its portable mac OS, well does anyone know where a portable windows OS is? i need one for my const class, they have macs and i dont like apple...
thanks for any\all help, this will help me out alot

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I s this what you need/http://www.microsoft.com/windowsmobile/en-...R_SCC=100237323

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Hi friends, i like to understand more about 64 bit operating systems. I like to know - what is a 64 bit os ? how is it different from 32 bit os ? what are its pros and cons over 32 bit os ? Will a 64 bit os run on a 32 bit processor ? Kindly share your knowledge on this.  

Answer:64 bit Operating systems.

Hopefully this article will clarify the issue a little.If you need more info please say so.

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I recently upgraded my o/s from win/98 to xp and in theprocess managed to end up with both operating systems on my machine. I have tried to remove the win/98 program but have failed. can anyone help me?I don,t have a win/98 cd. I,m running out of disc spacebecause of this.

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woody893....are the 2 o/s on the same partition ?Is the XP a upgrade or do you have the full app?let us knowdl65  

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Is it possible to run 2 operating systems on my PC? If so how would I go about it.

Answer:Win 98/WIn XP Can you run two operating systems?

yes you can have two operating systems on one disk probably the easiest way is to install one operating system then get a copy of partititon magic to create the second partition and load the second o/s on that The reason i say partition magic is because it has an option to create partition specificaly for a 2nd o/s if all go's according to plan when you boot you should have an option to boot into win 98 0r win xp

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I currently have Xp pro on 1 hard drive. I recently bought a 2nd h/d and added it to the system and was wondering if I could run run a 2nd O/S on it (XP home)?
Can I just load the disk and let it install? Does it overwrite the other O/S? I have COD2 on the 2nd, would I lose that?

I'm running a P4 3G with 1G RAM
 

Answer:2 Operating systems possible?

Why would you want Home, due to it is the same as Pro, but without all the added whistles (like domain, and IIS). You can Dual Boot, but would have to specifiy what partition you want the other OS on.
 

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hi guys. i have heard of linux. what other operating systems can you use. can these be used along side vista. what are the benefit's of other OS??thxRichard

Answer:What other operating systems are there?

If it is a PC you have and you only curiousThen it has to be Windows or Linux.There are others for specialist applicationsThere are 'Micro Computers'[Of which the PC is one others being Mac,Sun, Digital,RISC based machines such as Archimedes in current use and even, now defunct ones as Atari St. Atari TT Amiga to name but a few each having O/S's unique to themselves]Look hereclick here

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i installed windows 2000 over windows xp pro .now i have the option of using ethier one .but what i woul like to do is take out the xp could some one help
 

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Can I run two operating systems each on its own drive on the same machine by switching the master lead without complications?

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You can "Duel Boot", but you need a program that allows you to switch between operating systems... such as BootMagic (part of PartitionMagic)Takin the IDE cable out all the time can be risky for many different reasons.

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How do I combine dual boot into 1 operation system. After downloading Windows XP Service Pack 2 my pc constantly rebooted. I deleted FAT files on partition trying to install and repair. There are now 2 windows xp home editions to choose. The one that allowed access to all my files and settings fails with hard drive configuration message. The other boots up with only the recycle bin visable. How do I fix the errored OS. Help!
 

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I'm going to be building a new machine for a friend here soon and just wanted some opinions.Machine will be a AMD64 3500+ to 3700+ with MSI mobo. 1gig RamShe will be using it mostly for downloading music, checking email, and maybe some light gaming. She knows Windows XP.I dont have any hands on experiance with windows xp64 or vista.Should I go with....Windows XP ProWindows XP 64Windows Vista

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If XP is what you're both familiar with, then I see no reason to use something else.  Especially for a casual user, which is what she sounds like.  But this is just my opinion.

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First off, thanks a bunch, I was having problems with getting IE to work in Windows XP after loosing all my System Restore points and reloading windows. I did a fresh install and with you guy's help I have it running fine, EXCEPT now when i turn on my comp, it gives me a choice of 2 identical Windows XP Operating Sytems to choose from, 1 has the old glitch, the new copy is workign perfect, but slow.....how can I just delete the old one? I don't care about any settings or anything, I just want it gone. Thanks again ahead of time!
 

Answer:How to get rid of 1 of 2 Operating Systems

Me too. After solving some network problems, (Thankx folks) I am left with a choice of OS. XP is default, but W2K is offered as well. How do I delete it? Do I need to? Can I reformat C: and reinstall XP?
 

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I am sure this has been addressed before but I cannot find it. I need to get the operating system program for my hp pavillion a250n. Is there anywhere I can get it besides having to order it?

The reason I am going that route is because everytime I get connected to the internet a message comes up and says I have registry problems. I know I have computer problems and my brother told me to just do a restore. I am missing files so that is probably the best way to go to just start over.

Any help will be appreciated.

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Have you upgraded to SP2? I am betting those messages are just Spam from Messenger. Upgrading to Windows XP SP2 should solve that.

You can get SP2 thru the Windows Updates.

Windows XP SP2 - Download download from Guru3D.com

Or you can download it from there. You will need WinRar to extract it first then you can install it.

Download details: Windows XP Service Pack 2 for IT Professionals and Developers

Can also do a direct download of it.

Order Windows XP Service Pack 2 on CD

Or you can order the CD of it from Microsoft.

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Well, my question is just that if i were to install 2 operating systems on my computer, how would i do it? would i just install the new one and press f8 or something at the computer start up to switch between them?

Thanks :0)
 

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Hi everyone HAPPY NEW YEAR,
I have installed a 2nd hard drive and windows 7, and i want to run both systems XP & W7 (not at once) the reason for this is W7 is not compatible with a lot of my stuff.
query how do i configure HDD's, at present i have to shut down pc and disconnect 1 HHD and reboot into the other O/S and vice versa,do i have to have jumpers in as slave or master on 2nd HDD? at present master HDD is a sata, 2nd HDD is ide and connected to slave connector, the master connector (ide) is connected to cd rom, when i go into sys property start up and recovery only one HDD is visible even when both HDD are connected. I posted topic 27/12/09 re ide / sata connection, but have now come up with this problem
Can someone help me as i don't want to be pulling out plugs all the time too change O/Systems
cheers TWOBOB

Answer:Two operating systems?

Connect the IDE drive to the master and the cd to slave.

Then use this to get sorted out.
This will give you a menu a boot time to select which operating system that you want to use and allow everythig to stay hooked up.
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx/kb/927392

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I have vista ultimate on 1 hard drive and xp pro on the other.

For some reason my pc boots up right into xp pro and it doesn't ask me which operating system i want.

The hard drive with vista ultimate i have booting before the one with xp pro and still xp pro starts first.

There should be a screen asking me which operating system i want to chose but nothing comes up.

Answer:2 operating systems

In Xp go Start/Control Panel/System Click The Advanced tab

Under the Startup and Recovery click the settings button

change the defult operating system to Vista Ultimate.. and make sure time to display list of operating systems is checked and put in say... 30 seconds for time.

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I have an IBM Net Vista which crashed on me during a Winxp (Home Edition) recovery. It was a motherboard problem which IBM fixed. However my PC would not load XP completely and just froze when I booted.They are going to send me a recovery disk, but can not find one in Canada and are looking in the U.S. for one. My own "fix" was to put a Win XP Pro version on and finish the original Home Edition install from the I386 file. This worked (So far anyway) but I now have two O/S on my PC. How do I uninstall the Win XP Pro and also, will my Home Edition operate properly doing the install this way. I have tried installing Norton System Works 2003 but when I install, Win XP will not shut down. If I do a system restore everything is fine.
Any ideas on how I can get back to my original Home Edition O/S. I'm not sure when IBM will get me a recovery disk, but I need my computer up and running ASAP for my home business.
Any suggetsions on how I can install my original version of Win XP Home properly. I did not receive a Win XP disk with my computer (it was a pre-load) and the Win XP pro version should not be on my system.
Any suggetsions?
 

Answer:2 operating systems

unless you have a XP home cd, your not going to be able to repair it, just use XP pro untill HP get's off their butts and sends you your restore cd.. thats what is bad about these pre-loads, they save money because they don't have to buy CD's from microsoft, but the customer gets stuck with these P.O.S. restore CD's..
 

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ok i was wondering... whats wrong with xp... someone said that having it when you connect online it sends you alot of pop ups... is it true also tell me if theres anything else wrong with it.:bald:

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nothings wrong with it....pop ups are internet related or website related rather. just get a good pop-up stopper....

www.panicware.com

click on the link...if been using their software from win 98 to xp.

also get "ad-aware 6" for spyware protection.

get "zonealarm" for firewall

and "AVG" for virus protection

theyre all free.

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Hey was just wondering whether it was possible to put win98 and winxp on the same hard disk without needing to partition the drive?
 

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Hey Dude I knew you like it..............

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The one I think is best is not in your poll.

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is it possible to run 2 operating systems on 1 pc?. i have 2 hdd.and want to run xp and 98se

Answer:2 operating systems

Yes, very simple, the easiest way is to install both from scratch, 98 first then XP. XP will install boot loader so that you are able to choose which OS to boot. If you need more details post back or do a search for dual boot.

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I'm trying to install Windows XP, I started out with my Dell loaded with Windows 98 then went to ME, from that to 2000. I think, not sure, but I think that windows 2000 did not load properly and I don't know where to find it to take it out of the darn system. Every other time I've gone through the process, no problem but now while tring to load XP says "cannot continue, detect more than one operating stystem", HELP please. I did try to reload windows 2000 to take it out that way, again, "detect two operating systems" I took out ME and tried that, still the same thing. Help Help Thanks
 

Answer:two operating systems?

Reformat? then install XP and 2000 to another directory? Upgrading OS's seems like a bad idea to me
--Adam
 

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Hi,I have 2 internal hds on my Vista PC. Can I put XPMCE on one of them as wellAlso, is it true that having the operating system on one drive & data/program's either on another or a partition keeps the PC running at optimum efficiency?Does Vista have a utility to partition a drive?Cheers.J

Answer:2 OPERATING SYSTEMS, ONE PC?

Yes you can, you need a partitoning tool (I use the one in the link below...I't free and easy to use)Create a good sized partiton, and then install MCE to it. MAke sure you choose the correct partiton during the installation, or you will overwrite your existing OS!click here

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Just wondering if it is at all possible to use an xp system to run a game, that specifically says 95/98? I know this sounds like a duh kind of question, but thought maybe there are plugins or new drivers I could use or something to make them compatible.
 

Answer:Using different Operating systems..

Yeah I think it's possible, I bought a game for my xp pro, says on the game insert "windows 3.1 or windows 95" pretty old stuff. Anyway, I think that might just be the minimum. Good luck
 

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I have two PC one is window 7 and one is XP pro .I am trying to use both and share one screen , key board and mouth . I am using KVM switch .The switch does not recognize the window 7 ,but does well with XP     both are on the same network Any idea ??

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I have 2 hard drives.(master-slave. I would like to run XP on Master and ME on slave. Is this possible and how do I do it? Thank youHugh

Answer:Using 2 operating systems

Sure is possible!!  Many do it.  You will need a boot manager or use the BIOS setup to change boot order.  If XP is NTFS & ME is FAT32, WinME will not recognize WinXP, but WinXP will recognize WinME, no matter which one you boot from.

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hi please could you advise me on how to locate my operating systemThankyouKaren

Answer:Operating Systems

Click STARTRgt Click on MY COMPUTERSelect PROPERTIESAnd you should see a window with you PC info

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I currently have XP home edition providing the operating system for my PC. I was hoping to install another operating system to my PC to make it a duel boot system, but I was wandering will it be ok to install Linux SuSE 8.2 because SuSE apparently uses the FAT 32 file system and XP uses the NT file system. Is it possible to run the two of these operating systems from the one pc ?

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Yes. Although I run Linux for myself on a different PC but that is for "Security " reasons.This has been discussed here loads of times and you should find out how its done in the archivesRegardsCharles

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HI all

Hope someone can help

A computer that I am sorting out was so mashed up by a friend of mine I decided that the best course of action would to to format HDD and reinastall windows.

Sounds drastic I know but I have never encountered a fairly modern PC in such a state !

Anyway - I didnt format disk prior to using the Windows instalation disk as I know that there is an option to format during the set up procedure.

When I used the Windows set up disk, sure enough it said that there was already an operating system on the HDD. I told the system to format the whole HDD using NTFS.

Windows installed fine however when the PC starts up it seems to pick up on two operating systems and asks to choose which one to use !

One works fine and the other doesnt boot at all.

I am not sure how it can be seeing any trace of the old O/S as I formated the whole disk and deleted all of the old partitions !

Anyone got any ideas as to how I sort this out ?

Cheers
 

Answer:Two operating systems !

You need to remove the second (dead) boot option ...start / run / msconfig / boot.ini ....there is a tab to check for the validity of the boot up paths ...one will come back as not working and give you option to delete it.
 

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i recently went from xp pro to xp gome and i thought i would have completely restored factory setting tho there are still old un wanted files present and when i do virus scans it scans a part of the pc that is not called what i named my pc and i seem to pick up more spy ware than normal even tho i am running zone alarm whic usually stops it and i wondered if it may be possible tht i have to operating systems on, with one running at same time as mine and it being the old xp not uninstalled properly and if so, or ther is anything i can do to get rid of this old information and files n old computer name etc? thanks

Answer:two operating systems?

zone alarm cannot stop spyware which comes in as part of something else. the only certain way of getting back to a clean 1 op sys install is to format the hard disk. Make sure everything you need is backed up first.

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Hi!
I have a problem. I have a computer I use sometimes with Windows 7. I think it doesn't take Windows 7 or wath ever u say. I think the computer is to slow. I think about to install an other operating system for example windows 98 to do it faster? The thing is that I don't know how to do that.

Can someone please help me?

I'm !

Answer:2 operating systems?

How to install windows 98.

How to install Windows 98: helpful tips and suggestions
How to Install Windows 98 on a Computer with No Operating System
How to reinstall Windows 98
Windows 98 install from CD
YouTube - How to install Windows 98

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I'm looking at investing in a wireless network for three PCs (two desk tops and a lap top). Two of the PCs have windows XP home with the other on Windows ME. Do you know if this will cause any problems. The PCs are based in different rooms around the houseAlso, I am looking at the Netgear DG834GT, has anyone any experience of this - or is there a better product out there. I am looking to share internet connection, files and printersMany thanks for your help - you will probably guess I'm not a PC 'expert' so simple answers will really help meThanks

Answer:Operating Systems

I have set up networks using this combination without any problems. I use this type of router and set up configuration. click here I believe the router you mention will also do the job.

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I use Windows XP, and using the Photo Show 5, whenever I want to email or make a DVD out of one of the shows, I get the following message:
"We are unable to communicate with Photo Show online at this time. Check that your internet connection is active and your firewall showings are adjusted to allow Photo Show access to the internet."
I have tried everything they have suggested, except the last one...MSCONFIG, then to click on start up and look more closely at the software running on your computer that may affect internet access, but I'm afraid to do that, because it might affect my computer's vulnerability. Please try to help me. Thank you.
Peggy Hodges
 

Answer:Operating Systems

What firewall are you using?
 

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Have a minor problem with our sons pc.........he has fouled something up and I may have to format and reinstall win XP pro .......but before I did I wondered about pulling the hd Drive from his pc and putting it into one of my pcs as a slave.........and then possibly be able to fix whatever he fouled up. My question is .....if I do that ...will my pc boot up ok , given it has win XP Home on it and the hd drive from his pc ( which wont fully boot ) has XP Pro on it . I ask because I dont know if it will or not .please let me know what you think ....dl65  

Answer:2 operating systems

It will boot ok.Don't forget to set the correct jumper settings.  Once you have fixed his problem you can test it by changing your BIOS settings to boot from the slave.

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I have got windows XP and windows 7 installed in my computer.  Now i want to uninstall XP. How can i do this

Answer:two operating systems

http://www.techrepublic.com/blog/tr-dojo/video-remove-windows-xp-from-a-dual-boot-configuration-with-windows-7/

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1.Is it possible to use 1 operating system on several pc's? Is this legal?2.If you have an Operating system integrated into a Maxtor hardrive in a system that you bought in a package. Can you later put a faster Raptor hardrive in and copy windows XP from one hardrive to another? Is this legal?I'm confused, do you have to buy a seperate OS for each system? Can you switch which Hardrive in a single system is using said OS?

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Hi Wormwood. The terms of your Operating System licence almost certainly says you can only have it installed on only one computer at any time, so the answer to your questions are 1) No this is not legal. 2) Yes you can transfer the operating system from one hard drive to another.You can switch hard drives as much as you like. You will have to reactivate Windows XP only if you make major changes to the PC. I think something like a moherboard change would come into that category, I don't know about a hard drive change.

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I currently have windows XP home edition supplying the operating system for my PC and I am going to upgrade it to windows XP professional,I was wandering if XP professional can be installed over the top of XP home edition with no problems or would it be better to format the hard drive and start from scratch ?

Answer:Operating Systems

While there should be no problems, I would suggest going for a format, partion, and clean install. That way it is more likely to be easy to troubleshoot any problems which may arise.

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