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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,

Wolvie

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1. What version of this OS?

In reply to: Dell Problem #2

2. The "EXACT ERROR MESSAGE".

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 Google.com

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

Bob

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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,

Wolvie

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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.

Bob

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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.

Bob

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