Xp And Me

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by ste_w, Nov 23, 2002.

  1. ste_w

    ste_w Moderator

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    Hi all

    I have a xp repair (recovery Disc) which came wit my evesham computer, an that comp is goosed now, n i phoned evesham to ask if i am allowed to install the xp on my other comp, they sed yes but wudnt help me. i am wondering if a can put xp on my M.e machine, or does the evsham xp repair cd only have the info on my computer only? if u get me?

    pls help

    thanx

    cya
     
  2. Goldy

    Goldy Guest

    When you browse the disk whats on them
     
  3. XP Abuser

    XP Abuser Guest

    the data i had on my recovery cds was compressed and encrypted
     
  4. allan

    allan Guest

    FYI - nobody can give you permission to install (or attempt to install) XP on more than one system other than Microsoft. I don't know what "grossed" means, but if it means it's really messed up beyond repair you should reformat and reinstall on the same system.
     
  5. ste_w

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    i dont know wat should be on the disk tho
     
  6. XP Abuser

    XP Abuser Guest

    hey stew_w on your old evesham do a complete reinstall of the disks then when it restarts after copying the files from cd to hd take out the hd and boot from another hard disk or system set that as slave and you should be able to rip the windows and other software from the hd find the i386 folder thats basically the windows installation folder
     
  7. ste_w

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    so i cant just put it on the m.e machine an do a reboot an install?
     
  8. XP Abuser

    XP Abuser Guest

    it depends if the recovery cds are system specific (meaning that if evesham chose to only allow the recovery cds to be used on evesham machines then thats all you can use it on) but the best way to find out is to try!
     
  9. Goldy

    Goldy Guest

    Depends on what's on the disks. It is poss that the disks will activate a hidden partition on your hdd and re-install XP from there. But Allan's right you will have to explain to MS why you have changed so much hardware when trying to re-register XP
     
  10. XP Abuser

    XP Abuser Guest

    not necessarily because my old pb comp didnt have to use wpa so that could be the case 4 other oems and it would be worth discovering the amount of data on da cd if its like below 2 mb then its definately hasnt got the install files on it---in that case the cd just unlocks a hidden partition thats on available at boot and proceeds with the recovery process from the hd
     
  11. ste_w

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    O it doesnt matter, ill just get xp pro an put it on, thanx 4 ur help

    p.s wen is longhorn out? an is it just an upgrade to xp.?

    cya
     
  12. XP Abuser

    XP Abuser Guest

    its supposedly xp SE and aint out till late 2003 by wat i heard

    Yes get xp pro its definately the way forward
     
  13. ste_w

    ste_w Moderator

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    damn, ok

    cya
     
  14. Alex_is_Axel

    Alex_is_Axel .:: FTPAlex ::.

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    i heard there aint gonna be a second edition XP.. they're just gonna move onto that BlackComb or Longhorn if im not mistaken.

    Ste.. what the hell does "goosed" mean????

    Whats up with ME Ste? Sure that comp runs alittle slow now and then.. but games still work.. (good old Medal of Honour)... good sniper game we had wannit

    Cya
     
  15. Hipster Doofus

    Hipster Doofus Good grief Charlie Brown

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    I'm not that old after all.
    Goosed = stuffed; knackered; cuput. :D
     
  16. Alex_is_Axel

    Alex_is_Axel .:: FTPAlex ::.

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    Thanx Hipster for your infomation with the definition of the word "Goosed".. Now we all know what he is talking about :D

    Sincerly Alex:p