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Hi there,

Does anybody know if windows xp upgrade version will install and work on a blank hard drive (i.e not actually upgrading).

My friend bought an upgrade version, installed it over 98, which went fine, but some weeks later he had to format his hard drive and he says he re-installed XP on the blank drive and it installed and activated fine.

Anyone know anything or had any edxperience of this.

Opinions would be greatly appreciated.

Graham Utton
 
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You will need to fdisk and format with a Windows 98 startup disk.

Then boot up and select start computer with CD-Rom support.

Put the CD in the drive and select the drive by typing E: enter or whatever the drive turns out to be.

This is due to the fact that when booting with CD-Rom support it will move your CD-Rom up one letter because it creates a ramdrive during the install...............:D

You will also need a previous version of windows to show that you qualify for the upgrade during the install.
 
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