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Format C & Upgrade to XP

by Nandin0 / March 28, 2005 3:19 AM PST

I want to format my hardrive and upgrade from MS NT to XP,I am ready to install more memory into my compaq presario 7360 in order to meet the xp requirments just would like to know if there is anything i need to do or anything im missing before i start. If someone could tell me what i should do 1st would be a help

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Not a valid method.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 28, 2005 3:32 AM PST
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Let me be blunt.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 28, 2005 3:34 AM PST

Very few machines that ran Windows NT 4 would be a candidate for XP. I can't check for you any aspect for the simple reason you didn't note the make/model or any details.

This is an expensive OS to try, then discover the machine will never run XP or your scanner, modem, printer, whatever has no XP drivers.


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First check your computer...
by Edward ODaniel / March 29, 2005 8:50 AM PST


Since you apparently want a clean install rather than upgrade (best way to go) don't worry if it shows incompatible software but take note of any hardware problems noted.

After checking follow Bob's advice to simply use the tools native to XP and accessible during installation for partitioning and formatting.

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