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WinXP not recognized

  1. #1

    WinXP not recognized


    Hi,

    I formated my spare 500gb HD & installed XP with the intention of eventually upgrading it to w8 & w10.

    Unfortunately for some reason it will not boot.

    I installed that HD on my w8.1 PC & booted it up.

    The 500gb HD shows up, & can see the Windows in C:\ & which expands to its directories & files.

    Can anybody tell me where I went wrong? ..........thanx ...........nick

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  2. #2


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    Windows 3.1 > Windows 10


    Unfortunately for some reason it will not boot.

    I installed that HD on my w8.1 PC & booted it up.
    need more info - you seem to have left out a few steps..

    do you install XP via a setup media while the disk was internal?? how you get xp to disk? you then swap into another pc and it booted ??
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    I installed XP with my MS purchased XP DVD.
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