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lost windows Me and upgrade to XP

by erodrigz1 / March 5, 2007 6:04 AM PST

Hello,

I intended to build a computer by using my windows ME OS and then upgrading it to windows XP. I then realized that I'd lost the windows ME OS and I'm only left with the windows xp upgrade cd. does anyone know how i can continue to build my computer with only the upgrade xp cd? any help is greatly appreciated. thanks.

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"how i can continue to build my computer with only the
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 5, 2007 11:06 PM PST

"how i can continue to build my computer with only the upgrade xp cd?"

The answer is clear here. You'll have to find your CD or find another qualifying CD. I never toss my old CD or COA's since they can be worth 100 bucks in savings allowing me to get the upgrade version.

Bob

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I Hate Upgrades
by White Wolf 01 / March 12, 2007 3:35 PM PDT

I ran into a similar problem 2 weeks ago. I bought a machine with ME on it a few years back. I kept the ME disc and sold the PC with 98 on it. I went to use the ME disc on a new system so I could upgrade and realized that the CD Key tag was still on the old PC. Microsoft told me there was nothing I could do. I borrowed XP Home from a friend and installed it. I then used the upgrade disk to repartition, format and install the upgrade. The tech from Microsoft told me that any version of windows could be upgraded with the new upgrade I had. I never told them about the Win 3.11 I still have.

This is just one mans opinion and hope it helps

Rob

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