installed wrong version of XP

  almoner 12:55 18 Apr 2006

My C drive crashed before I could create a boot disk. I re-booted using the 2nd hard drive but in error used an XP Pro ugrade disc which I have on my laptop.
I need to use the XP Home disc which I purchased along with the components to build my pc. Microsoft helpdesk were very unhelpful. Can anybody out there help me. Thanks

  Smiler 13:03 18 Apr 2006

Why not just format the drive then install XP Home

  almoner 13:46 18 Apr 2006

Thanks for that, I do however have stuff on the what is now the C drive that I don't want to lose, and which I can't seem to back up to cd

  pokemom 13:51 18 Apr 2006

do you have another pc? if so then put the drive in the other as a slave and then take info off and then put back in other macxhine and reformat and install xp home ,then put the one you copyed it too<the info> in as a slave and transfer using the setting and files wizard !!! good luck its easier than it sounds

  Stuartli 14:03 18 Apr 2006

It might be worth checking if you can do an XP Home Repair.

Perhaps someone can state definitely if this will work - it will (should) preserve all your data, programs, configuration etc).

Details of an XP Repair at:

click here

  Stuartli 14:04 18 Apr 2006

Most likely because you were using it on a second system...:-)

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