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    Newbie with windows Xp Pro sp1 Installations

    to set up windows xp on the selected item , press enter
    to create a partition in the unpartitioned space, press c
    to delete the selected partition, press d

    76294 mb disk 0 at id 0 on bus o on atapi mrb
    cartition 1 unknown 76285 mb free
    unpartitioned space 8 mb


    Can you explain these statements.

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    Can you explain these statements
    Nope!

    Are you asking where to install Windows XP?
    If you want to install XP as if you are on a new PC you should delete the partitions on the disk and allow Windows to create a new one(s).

    cheers, Paul

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    Quote Originally Posted by figaro143 View Post
    to set up windows xp on the selected item , press enter
    to create a partition in the unpartitioned space, press c
    to delete the selected partition, press d
    Frankly, I'm not sure I know how to re-word those statements in a different way.

    76294 mb disk 0 at id 0 on bus o on atapi mrb
    cartition 1 unknown 76285 mb free
    unpartitioned space 8 mb
    These tell you the size and location of the disk that Setup has detected. Windows XP normally leaves 8MB unallocated in case you want to upgrade it to a dynamic disk.
    Last edited by tonyl; 2015-06-12 at 07:44.

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    A note: a couple of days ago I dug a WinXP computer out of storage to check and update it [CMOS battery had died]. It had SP2 but not SP3. To get updates I had to install SP3 first then the Windows Update pages wouldn't load so I then had to update IE6, skipped IE7 and went to IE8. Lots of things have changed with WinXP since all support ended over a year ago. I only keep the computer as its BIOS supports both Floppy drive A: and Floppy drive B:. It has both drives [actually an Epson combination 3.5"/5.25" drive] and a 250MB Zip drive for the times I am asked to recover file from those disks.

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    If you are asking how to install XP Pro with SP1:
    http://pcsupport.about.com/od/operat...windows-xp.htm [clean or new install, likely new since the partitions do not seem to be formed yet] This assumes a retail, upgrade or system builder OEM and not a major maker OEM disk is being used (latter seems unlikely since you are getting a choice to either install or delete/create partitions rather than it just installing).

    If this is a SATA drive then you need to make sure the BIOS Menu is set to IDE Emulation or IDE Mode before install (unless you can do an F6 install of the SATA driver which is unlikely). If this is an IDE (aka ATA-5, ATA-6, PATA, EIDE) drive (likely) then this is not an issue with XP.

    Afterwards, be prepared to do multiple rounds of updates taking hours.
    Last edited by Fascist Nation; 2015-06-13 at 14:56.

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    I'd rather see Berton & figaro143 create a customized XP pro disc with SP3 already integrated or slipstreamed so that the latest SP for XP doesn't have to be installed later on after initial setup of XP. it saves a lot of installation headaches with the latest SP already integrated with the XP installation.

    many recent programs don't work on Windows XP RTM/SP0/SP1 unless either SP2 or SP3 is installed. better the latter w/ SP3.
    Last edited by np-7930; 2015-07-13 at 16:33.

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