September 29th, 2003, 01:07 PM
installing WINXP prob
i was trying install WINXP pro, when i wrote
F:\ setup.exe , igot this message
what that means?
THIS PROGRAME CANNOT BE RUN IN DOS MODE
now WINME installed in drive C.
can i install WINXP in drive D. its 10GB, if yes ,HOW?
September 29th, 2003, 01:30 PM
XP doesn't run over DOS. It has some DOS emulation/support features, but only after it is loaded.
It seems like you used your WIN Me DOS to try to start it?
If you insert the XP CD and re-boot, it should start of its own accord, but you may have to go into your BIOS and change the boot sequence (hit the key for setup when you boot) This would typically be: Floppy, CD, HDD, but I suspect that your settings are Floppy, HDD?
Then just carefully follow the instructions. You might like to go to the Microsoft Website and look at what they say about booting multiple operating systems
I would suggest that your copy of XP has to be:
2. The full version, NOT an OEM (for sale with a new computer) one.
10Gb is quite adequate for XP, the OS will not use more than 1.2, I would have thought.
September 29th, 2003, 11:03 PM
nihil, thanx for ur time.
am going to format the hard disk and reach the Maximum Security by installing WINXP and waste that WINEME .
again, thanx nihil
September 29th, 2003, 11:07 PM
well anyhow there is a workaround to this....
there will be a directory i386 in the Xp intsall CD's root directory.....goto that directory...and run winnt.exe
well should work for 2000, XP etc....
guru@linux:~> who I grep -i blonde I talk; cd ~; wine; talk; touch; unzip; touch; strip; gasp; finger; mount; fsck; more; yes; gasp; umount; make clean; sleep;
October 2nd, 2003, 01:29 AM
after reading youre repley, i tolde my self why idont try it from WINME-DOSprompt.
so i goto dosprompt moved to E: which is my CD-ROM drive
when i wrote that file name(winnt.exe) , i got this message
this programe dose not run on any 32-bit version of Windows
use WINNT32.EXE instead.
setup cannot continue.Press ENTER to exit.
so i use that file
E:\i386>WINNT32.EXE >i pressed enter i got
WINXPRO installtion wizard- i complet the installtion.
installed in D: drive .
after the installtion i was thinking of that time getting the OS optine WINME or WINXPPRO
so, i turned it off, when it safe to be turned off .
then i turned it on againe .and i got the option which OS u want
WINXPpro or WINEME.
thanx for ur time and ur replies .
u make me learn .
NOW am searching the board for winxp threads.