Oh boy have I done it now. Urgent help needed

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

  1. Al

    Al Guest

    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

    Happy New Year,
    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
  4. Al

    Noel Paton Guest

    Noel Paton, Jan 1, 2005
  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
  6. Al

    James Hilton Guest

    Look here. It might give you some ideas.

    James Hilton, Jan 1, 2005
  7. Learn to *read*, moron! How's that supposed to help him when he's formatted?
    Miss Perspicacia Tick, Jan 1, 2005
  8. Al

    DC Guest

    How do you click F8, exactly?
    DC, Jan 1, 2005
  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
  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
  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
  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?

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    docmill's Home Of HotLinks In The Frying SPAM
    docmill, Jan 2, 2005
  13. Well, I'm not filthy rich.
    Blinky the Shark, Jan 2, 2005
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