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Problem upgrading from ME to XP

by blaine01 / June 18, 2005 1:30 AM PDT

Towards the end of the XP installation I got an error message that seemed to be related to memory. It suggested that I disable my: cache, level 2 cache, shadowing and disable write behind. It also suggested to try copying the installation to my hard drive for installation. The problem is my bios has changed during the uninstall of XP. My cache can no longer be highlighted for disable. I did disable write behind on my hard drive and I increased my memory from 256 to 384. Maybe copying the installation to my hard drive is the way to go but not sure how to do that. Sure could use some suggestions! My computer is an HP Pavilion, 900 AMD. Thanks... Blaine

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Did you?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / June 18, 2005 1:33 AM PDT

Hp.com often notes if a model can run XP or not. You didn't reveal the model so we can't check if there is some BIOS update or other issue.

For now, just follow it's instructions if you want to try again.

Bob

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ME to XP
by blaine01 / June 18, 2005 2:12 AM PDT

First.. thanks for such a fast reply. I had posted the same question at Microsoft XP yesterday but not one reply. My model should be able to upgrade to XP. It is a Pavilion 8765C. I also checked after my bios changed to see if there was an update but there was nothing. I found the section at HP on upgrading (thanks to your mention of it) and I will see if that sheds any light to my problem. There didn't seem to be any real compatablilty issues during the install because I removed items that might cause problems. I just seem to have this memory thing. Thanks again.. Blaine

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A few items.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / June 18, 2005 3:01 AM PDT
In reply to: ME to XP
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so should I just say "FORGET IT?"
by blaine01 / June 18, 2005 3:24 AM PDT
In reply to: A few items.

The video card in this machine is not the original. As far as the: mother board, sound...ect... drivers. Is this going to be a major project?...Should I just say "forget it".. and not bother. Sorry to keep asking so many questions but I just don't know how involved this is going to be or if it's even worth the problems. Thanks once again... Blaine

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Sounds expensive.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / June 18, 2005 3:27 AM PDT

XP Home upgrade is 99 bucks. It's just a few drivers.

Bob

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ME to XP is all set !!!
by blaine01 / June 20, 2005 2:08 AM PDT
In reply to: Sounds expensive.

Well, the upgrade went smooth this time, not one problem. It must have been the extra memory I added because no errors about: disable cache, or shadowing. I didn't even have to upgrade any drivers!! Everything seems to be working fine. Thanks for the help. Blaine

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