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installing XP Pro on Presario r3000 -- NIGHTMARE

Discussion in 'Laptops' started by Duncan A. McRae, Apr 12, 2004.

  1. Has anybody else attempted this? I'm installing a (legal) copy of XP
    Proffesional, MSDN version. My problems are related to Windows
    Updating failing, MSN Messenger being basically unuseable, and similar
    annoyances. Before I spend a few hours of my life getting the
    run-around from their tech support, I was hoping someone (ANYONE) out
    there might be able to offer some suggestions.

    Thanks a million in advance;

    PS -- email sent to this address is auto-deleted. Please respond only
    to the group. Thanks!
    Duncan A. McRae, Apr 12, 2004
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    Dan Koren Guest

    Did you do a full install, or
    just an upgrade on top of XP

    Dan Koren, Apr 13, 2004
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    BigJIm Guest

    you are going to need all device drivers like video, audio, modem for xp.
    xp may or may not contain what you need.
    BigJIm, Apr 13, 2004
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    Tweek Guest

    Tweek, Apr 13, 2004
  5. Thanks to all who responded. I discovered that the problem was the
    version of XP I had used. I used the checked/debugged build, and
    Update refuses to work on that version. I figured I could save myself
    a reboot or two.
    Duncan A. McRae, Apr 19, 2004
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