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I have a friend that wants to give his older computer to his mother. It is a Compaq and he has since upgraded to XP pro form ME. Anyway I was doing a reinstall using the upgrade disc he has when it ran into and error that a google search did nothing to find. I lost the paper I had the message written on but the search pulled up nothing. Well, I had to quit the reinstall but now when I go to retry again it is telling me I need to reinstall the original ME from Compaq before I go on. Problem is they can't seem to find the original disc. What can a person do to get it to go or are we out of luck?
    
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do you have any other windows disks? . .a pro upgrade will upgrade from 98, me, 2000, home etc
 
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I have a xp pro full retail edition disc. Is all I have to do is install that first?
    
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post #4 of 10
I dunno, is it a Windows XP disc o an upgrade disc? If it's upgrade you will need a ME disc, you should try to call MS about this.. or atleast ask a retailer, they might be willing to assist.
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As I said it is an XP Pro full retail disc.
    
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If it is XP Pro full then just install it, no need for ME disc.
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then you can format and install, no prob
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Is all I have to do after that is to put in the original key for the upgrade disc?
    
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You said you had the full version, why are you talking about an upgrade disc?
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post #10 of 10
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I have the full version and they have the upgrade disc. I wasn't sure if it would work because I have never had to do it that way. I just wanted some assurance from people that I could use my disc to install and then use their key. It did work.
    
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