Oh boy have I done it now. Urgent help needed

Discussion in 'Computer Support' started by Al, Jan 1, 2005.

  1. Al

    Al Guest

    Hi,
    I made a BIG error last night and now I'm asking for your help or advice.
    Forgetting I no longer own a previous copy of Windows, I formatted my
    computer last night. I only own Windows XP Upgrade, and of course I can't
    reinstall Windows XP, because it wants that previous vesion. I threw them
    all out one day when we were cleaning out old disks. It was after about a
    week I realized what I had done. Then I forgot all about it and never tried
    to get replacements.

    So is there ANY way to get XP upgrade to reinstall with a previous version
    disk?

    Happy New Year,
    Al
     
    Al, Jan 1, 2005
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  2. Oh come on - even you can answer that! If you no longer have the *original*
    qualifying product then you are no longer entitled to use the upgrade. You
    must now purchase a full licence.
     
    Miss Perspicacia Tick, Jan 1, 2005
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  3. Al

    xhead Guest

    start clicking f8 at boot up and do the "last known good install" option...
     
    xhead, Jan 1, 2005
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  4. Al

    Noel Paton Guest

    Noel Paton, Jan 1, 2005
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  5. I did a clean install of XP home upgrade, after a disk format, and it didn't
    ask for my W98SE disk.
     
    Geoff Pearson, Jan 1, 2005
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  6. Al

    James Hilton Guest

    Look here. It might give you some ideas.

    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=41883&item=5152016282&rd=1
    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=11229&item=7124050889&rd=1
     
    James Hilton, Jan 1, 2005
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  7. Learn to *read*, moron! How's that supposed to help him when he's formatted?
     
    Miss Perspicacia Tick, Jan 1, 2005
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  8. Al

    DC Guest

    How do you click F8, exactly?
     
    DC, Jan 1, 2005
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  9. I have a theory, here. Lemme see how it works out...

    Shit, that was a bad idea. I tried hitting F8 with my mouse, and all I
    got was a broken keycap.
     
    Blinky the Shark, Jan 2, 2005
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  10. Al

    docmill Guest

    I'm sending you to Vegas. The casino's know about F8, but they don't know
    about F7. You got F7 in your hat band right?
     
    docmill, Jan 2, 2005
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  11. Just a sec.

    I do now, and I have a carry-on packed.

    But am I supposed to take my mouse?
     
    Blinky the Shark, Jan 2, 2005
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  12. Al

    docmill Guest

    Last thing you want to do is show in Vegas without your mouse.
    How can you expect any resemblance of a filthy rich letcher unless you
    unleash a little mouse power? I always go as a donount factory owner, I
    don't get any parking tickets.

    Isn't it odd that the most popular meduim is handled by a mouse, and women
    are scared to death by that?

    +++++++++++ SEND ME A LINK +++++++++++
    docmill's Home Of HotLinks In The Frying SPAM
     
    docmill, Jan 2, 2005
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  13. Well, I'm not filthy rich.
    http://blinkynet.net/stuff/mouse4ladies.jpg
     
    Blinky the Shark, Jan 2, 2005
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