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  1. #21


    Posts : 19
    Triple Boot-XP,Vista and Windows 8


    No I didn't have the product key for xp so I have just gave up with it and installed vista and 8 in just over 2 hours

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  2. #22


    Then why would you bother installing XP in the first case if you didn't have a product key?
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  3. #23


    Posts : 19
    Triple Boot-XP,Vista and Windows 8


    Because it worked on another laptop but that was probably because it was a dell disc and a dell laptop-i used jelly bean key finder but the product key didn't work on the intel laptop
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  4. #24


    Well that makes sense. A Dell recovery disk will work only on a Dell PC.
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  5. #25


    Posts : 19
    Triple Boot-XP,Vista and Windows 8


    Oh well-tried my luck but it is all back to normal now,only lost a few files and pics--Why did windows xp actually mess around with the boot loader in the first place???-just curious
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  6. #26


    Because you told it to. You said you used the fixboot and fixmbr commands.
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  7. #27


    Posts : 19
    Triple Boot-XP,Vista and Windows 8


    No I used them commands after the boot loader was corrupted-why did win xp do this in the first place???
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  8. #28


    Ok, for the last time. With all of the installations and messing around you did, you messed up somewhere, and messed up something.
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  9. #29


    Posts : 19
    Triple Boot-XP,Vista and Windows 8


    Ok fine I hold my hands up-i caused the problem but it was XP installation that created the problem-maybe xp was built to take over boot,I don't know
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  10. #30


    Posts : 5,592
    ME, XP,Vista,Win7,Win8,Win8.1


    1) Install Windows XP.
    2) Install Windows 7.
    3) Install Windows 8.
    The oldest OS needs to be installed FIRST,
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