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Standard User Timalay
(experienced) Sun 19-Jan-14 11:04:57
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XP query


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Not an issue as such. But I am thinking of getting a new laptop soon. Anyway I have a Netbook with Windows XP at the moment. Would there be a way to uninstall XP from my Netbook, and install it alongside Windows 8, on the laptop for free.
Standard User AEP
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Sun 19-Jan-14 11:31:06
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Re: XP query


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No. The XP on your netbook will be an OEM version and will only work on the original hardware. It can actually be quite difficult to install XP on modern equipment; it's really not a good idea to keep using such an ancient OS, particularly if you connect to the Internet.
Standard User XRaySpeX
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Sun 19-Jan-14 12:33:25
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Re: XP query


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Yes, I did it from an article in the magazine PC Answers Issue 140 of Dec 2004 entitled 'Combine Service Pack 2 and other updates into your Windows XP CD'. I'm sure you can find similar by Googling 'Slipstreaming XP'.

You can find an OEM Product key in the file OOBEINFO.INI.

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Standard User Pipexer
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Sun 19-Jan-14 14:01:36
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Re: XP query


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You will probably find this is not possible because if you buy a new laptop it will use AHCI and UEFI SecureBoot technologies, amongst other things, both of which a normal installation of Windows XP will not be able to cope with.

You would be better getting a Windows 8 Pro machine and installing the Hyper-V feature and running Windows XP in that, but again, license considerations mentioned in other posts.

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