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    Clean Install

    Hi All, here's a dumb question:

    I got a Windows XP Pro upgrade, made a Win98SE boot disk with CDROM support, erased my hard drive and tried to perform a clean installation. However, when I tried to run SETUP, it said it could not run in DOS, so I reinstalled Windows 98SE with minimal functionality.

    How would I go about doing a clean install?

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    Re: Clean Install

    Hi
    Run set up by accessing your XP CD from within Windows SE, but do not install 'over the top' if you want it clean. Put XP in another partition. You will be asked to put the SE CD in for a time during the process. If you don't want dual boot, you would then delete SE and re-install all your apps.
    To do what you wanted to do as described in your question, you would need the XP full (not upgrade) version.

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    Re: Clean Install

    Thanks. It used to be, the only difference between upgrade and full license was, upgrade asked you to prove you had a previous suitable license. I guess that has changed.

    Running from 98SE on a second partition to perform a clean install on the first partition doesn't sound very palatable. I'll just stick with what I already did.

    Again, Thanks!

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    Re: Clean Install

    Hi, actually I installed to a newly formatted C drive using the XP Pro Upgrade. It ran from a bottable CD
    and only asked to see the Win 98SE CD. After that, no problems at all....

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