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Old 08-28-03, 11:21 AM   #1
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ok here is the question: i have a dell dem. 4100 that came with WINME, and then bought the winxp upgrade cd and upgraded it to winxp home. this is the upgrade cd, not the full version cd of win xp home. if i want to reinstall winxp to get rid of all the junk on comptuer and have a fresh install of winxp, do i have to reload winme first and upgrade to winxp, or can i just reload winxp againg with the upgradecd? and how do i do it? do i boot from the cd like in normal winxp reinstall's?
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As long as you have the full-version Windows ME CD handy you can do a clean install off of the upgrade disc. Just boot off the XP CD like you would normally do. Eventually the installer will ask you to insert a previous full-version Windows CD (98SE, ME and 2000 will work). Put it in, the installer will check it, then you can put the upgrade CD back in and continue with the normal installation process.
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Old 08-28-03, 06:00 PM   #3
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thank you saturnotaku for that info.....i havent done a fresh install for a while and forgot the procedure.
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