Reinstall XP Home Edition

  FreMar 12:59 27 Oct 2009

A friend has asked me to reinstall Windows XP from a genuine Windows Home Edition instillation disc as supplied with a laptop, because it had become a little unstable. He had bought it second hand from someone he knew, but when I started a reinstall, I got a notice saying that the OS was XP Professional Edition, and that it was not advisable to proceed as it, and any new instillation may become corrupted. When I later tried to validate the existing OS in Microsoft update, it advised that it was not a genuine copy. I have now more or less ironed out the problems with it, and it seems ok. Should I leave well enough alone, or should I try to format the drive and install the Home Edition? I am not too sure how to go about the formatting though

  VoG II 13:04 27 Oct 2009

Personally I'd leave well alone but here's how click here

  FreMar 13:21 27 Oct 2009

Thanks VoG, you have confirmed what I thought about letting it be. I'm worried that I could do it in completely if I proceed. I will print the info for reinstall off though just in case.

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