Uninstalling XP pro w. sp2

#1
Hey everybody,

I have just received my new laptop(WIHII
), and eager as i am I went strait to install XP pro. Eagerness often comes with a sense of stupidity
, and so, it turns out i had been installing a used OEM version, so the key was not accepted, and it didn't complete the installation. Ok fine i thought, until I discovered that every time i turn the laptop on it tries to install XP all over again. So my question is: Is there away to remove this installer, because I don't want to have it taking mb's of my hard drive and tapping on my other resources, assuming i am able to install another XP version?.


Thanks..
 

mqudsi

Mostly Harmless
Staff member
#2
Hi DeHarly, welcome to NeoSmart Technologies.

Is there anything on the laptop right now that you want to keep? Perhaps another OS, or some files?

If not, then just stick in your new XP version's CD in the drive, boot from it, and when asked to select the disk to use, format the existing partition then proceed with the install.

Topic moved to XP support.
 

mqudsi

Mostly Harmless
Staff member
#4
Yeah, that should do the trick then.

Good luck, and let us know how it goes!