installing xp on top of xp


C

cisz

I recently moved one of our hard drives with xp installed on it from one of
our computers to another.

Is there a way to either repair the installation so it will run on the new
computer, or to install xp on top of the old installation so that it keeps
all of the old programs?

I used to be able to do this with win98 by removing system.ini, win.com and
win.ini.

Help appreciated.
 
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J

John John - MVP

cisz said:
I recently moved one of our hard drives with xp installed on it from one of
our computers to another.

Is there a way to either repair the installation so it will run on the new
computer, or to install xp on top of the old installation so that it keeps
all of the old programs?

I used to be able to do this with win98 by removing system.ini, win.com and
win.ini.

Help appreciated.
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/978788
How to perform an in-place upgrade (reinstallation) of Windows XP

http://www.michaelstevenstech.com/XPrepairinstall.htm
How to Perform a Windows XP Repair Install

John
 
C

cisz

John John - MVP said:
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/978788
How to perform an in-place upgrade (reinstallation) of Windows XP

http://www.michaelstevenstech.com/XPrepairinstall.htm
How to Perform a Windows XP Repair Install
I mentioned in a different thread (using bootcfg) that the problem turned
out to be that I had installed the xp drive as the "slave" drive and that
when I reinstalled it as the "master" the installation cd program found it.
But now there's another problem: I'm able to get the installation program
to start repairing the program but it stalls when it starts copying
"drivers.cab".

Is there anything that can be done to fix this?

Thanks.
 
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C

cisz

cisz said:
I mentioned in a different thread (using bootcfg) that the problem turned
out to be that I had installed the xp drive as the "slave" drive and that
when I reinstalled it as the "master" the installation cd program found
it. But now there's another problem: I'm able to get the installation
program to start repairing the program but it stalls when it starts
copying "drivers.cab".

Is there anything that can be done to fix this?
Thought I would post this for the benefit of anyone else who might have the
same problem.

The computer I'm trying to install xp onto is an hp pavilion 8775C. It seems
very finicky about os installations. At first, I had tried partitioning and
formatting using gparted. After reading information on the hp site about xp
installation, I decided to redo the partition using fdisk (dos) and format
(dos). This solved the problem. HP had recommeded installing xp from windows
me. I was able to install windows me and then upgraded to xp. Although the
computer froze with only 7 minutes to go to finish the xp installation -
after shutting down and restarting it completed successfully.
 

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