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Dell Problem #2

I am trying to put win 200 pro onto an old laptop that ran it perfectly in the past. It goes thru the setup disks just fine. When it gets past disk 4 and wants to put in the operating system it says that it can't find the end user licensing agreement (EULA). I have done a search on the cd on my desktop and it finds it just find. If anyone can tell me what I need to do I would really appreciate it.

thank you,


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1. What version of this OS?

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Addendum to number 2? The error message sounds oh so familiar, but it's my choice to not think about it since it's there for you to share.

Additional addendum? I bet that error message and the cause is on

Final question. C-flat or ... it sounds like you didn't boot the 2000 CD. Why?


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Exact error message

In reply to: 1. What version of this OS?

Robert, that is my middle name and my son's first name.

The reason I can't boot from the CD is that I don't have a bootable cd. I am running off of a copy from the original build.

I just made me so angry that Dell turned its' collective back on one of their old legacy products. I own a truly antique 80286 laptop (compaq) that still runs just fine. But to take a machine with 128 mg of ram that you just want to run a few apps on and maybe read e-mail and surf while you have your morning coffee and say that it is too old to support? What?

Thank you for your prompt replies. I do not think there are hardware issues unless they are intermittent. The monitor seems to work fine some of the time.

Best always,


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Windows 2000 CDs are bootable.

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It appears you don't have a legitimate copy since it is indeed bootable. Maybe someone else will help, but I consider this to be a sign of the old tarpit issue and must leave you to sink in that issue until you get a proper 2000 CD.

More memories recall that the MSDN 2000 OS does do that error message if the owner doesn't follow the install procedure. But a MSDN owner would read the notes and do it proper.

Good luck with that and sorry I can't help you further.


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Comment #2

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Rant if you want, but consider if it helps solve your issue. Instead it gives me more chaff to sort through and I'd rather you rant in a rant post than do that when we were working on your issue.

I have no issue with Dell offering support for some years and then ending it. Your car dealer is no different.


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