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Help, when i try to upgrade to xp it stops me by saying i
have another operating system present. how to i get over
this
 
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In news:0b7f01c4ab07$3885f380$a601280a@phx.gbl,
barcrest@excite.com <barcrest@excite.com> typed:

> Help, when i try to upgrade to xp it stops me by saying i
> have another operating system present. how to i get over
> this


Presumably you have an OEM of Windows. OEM copies can do clean
installations only, not upgrades, and you can't "get over this."

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If you are trying to upgrade with an OEM cd the installer will prevent you.
Read the details of the message. It may simply be waiting for you to make a
decision to proceed and replace the existing operating system.

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> Help, when i try to upgrade to xp it stops me by saying i
> have another operating system present. how to i get over
> this
 
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Apparently, you acquired an "OEM Version" of Windows XP.
OEM versions cannot upgrade an existing Windows installation. Only
"retail versions" can upgrade. Either purchase a "retail version" of Windows XP
or reformat your drive to install the OEM version "clean".

Clean Install Windows XP
http://www.michaelstevenstech.com/cleanxpinstall.html

[Courtesy of MS-MVP Michael Stevens]

--
Carey Frisch
Microsoft MVP
Windows XP - Shell/User

Be Smart! Protect Your PC!
http://www.microsoft.com/athome/security/protect/default.aspx

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"barcrest" wrote:

| Help, when i try to upgrade to xp it stops me by saying i
| have another operating system present. how to i get over
| this
 
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I am having the same problem!!

I have a OEM version of XP Home which I am attempting to
upgrade using a Microsoft XP Pro upgrade ie a Retail
version.

Any ideas
>-----Original Message-----
>Apparently, you acquired an "OEM Version" of Windows XP.
>OEM versions cannot upgrade an existing Windows
installation. Only
>"retail versions" can upgrade. Either purchase
a "retail version" of Windows XP
>or reformat your drive to install the OEM
version "clean".
>
>Clean Install Windows XP
>http://www.michaelstevenstech.com/cleanxpinstall.html
>
>[Courtesy of MS-MVP Michael Stevens]
>
>--
>Carey Frisch
>Microsoft MVP
>Windows XP - Shell/User
>
>Be Smart! Protect Your PC!
>http://www.microsoft.com/athome/security/protect/default.
aspx
>
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>
>"barcrest" wrote:
>
>| Help, when i try to upgrade to xp it stops me by
saying i
>| have another operating system present. how to i get
over
>| this
>.
>
 

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