Thread: windows cd problem
October 18th, 2004, 12:00 AM #1
windows cd problem
i made a copy of my oriiginal windows xp pro cd, and im glad that i did and now im not, the windows cd was not a upgrade and u could reformat with it. it worked witht he original now it wont work with the copy i made (i lost the original) i stick in the disk restart and windows just normally starts up instead of asking like click any button to continue booting, ive tested it on another computer no luck, i took a screen shot of the files on the cd and my friend compared them with his cd but his is a upgrade version of xp so u cant reformat with it, anway back to the point i stick in the disk restart ntohing happens test it on another computer nothing happens, but the drive read s the cd in my computer, and u can install windows. i want to reformat cause i have 21 viruses i cant get rid of. i dont know this whole paragraph could have confused u so just ask questions, sorryJambalaya
October 18th, 2004, 12:09 AM #2
The only difference between an upgrade and full version is that you have to have a qualifying product for the upgrade. You should still be able to format and all that good stuff with the upgrade copy.
Do you have it set to boot from the CD in your BIOS?This signature intentionally left blank.
October 18th, 2004, 12:39 AM #3
i know for a fact that u cant upgrade with windows xp upgread only with the full version and yes i ahve boot from cd set on my computer and the other computer i tested it on.Jambalaya
October 18th, 2004, 11:32 AM #4
There must be something wrong with your Upgrade version then.
From Microsoft's mouth . . .
Note If your Windows XP CD-ROM is an upgrade, you are prompted to insert a CD-ROM of a previous operating system to verify upgrade compliance. Remove the Windows XP CD-ROM, and then insert the CD-ROM from your previous operating system into the CD-ROM drive. You can use the CD-ROM to upgrade from the following versions of Windows:
Windows 98 Second Edition
Windows Millennium Edition
Windows NT 4.0
Windows 2000 Professional
Install Windows XP to a new hard disk
I installed an Upgrade version on a recently formatted hard drive about 6 months ago.This signature intentionally left blank.
October 18th, 2004, 06:38 PM #5
no i dont ahve the windows UPDATE i have the full version one.Jambalaya
November 6th, 2004, 01:11 AM #6
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All you have to do is start up the XP installation CD from Windows. Then go through the installation process. It will restart your hard drive for you and then load the Windows XP setup from a temporary partition on your hard drive.
Of course an easier way of getting rid of viruses from your machine would be to download Avast from;
This is a piece of free antivirus software (for home users) that will search and destroy viruses on your machine before you start windows aswell as act as an excellent protective client
Very useful if the viruses are using windows system files to do their dirty work!
Hope this helps.
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November 6th, 2004, 01:23 AM #7
how did you made back up copy of your winxp disc?
A. did you copy all file on cd on hardrive? then copy to disc,.
B. Did you create image file first then burn, or CD to CD Copy.
if your answer is A then it will not workI miss Dimebag Darrell
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