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Old August 17th 08, 01:49 AM posted to microsoft.public.windowsme.setup
ladybug
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Default Need to reformat and reinstall

I have my winME key code and cd along with an XP upgrade that I purchased for
this machine's predecessor but without a floppy drive and/or boot disc, I am
a bit lost - I need to reformat and reinstall due to backdoor trojan but
can't find the XP discs & key code came with the machine when purchased new
in Dec 05.

Since I have the ME cd & key code and the XP upgrade, is is possible to
reformat and install then upgrade back to xp? Thanks!
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Old August 17th 08, 04:21 AM posted to microsoft.public.windowsme.setup
Mike M
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Default Need to reformat and reinstall

Since I have the ME cd & key code and the XP upgrade, is is possible
to reformat and install then upgrade back to xp? Thanks!


No need, you can install XP without having first to install Win Me. See
my reply to your post in the thread "reinstalling windows Me".
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Mike Maltby



ladybug wrote:

I have my winME key code and cd along with an XP upgrade that I
purchased for this machine's predecessor but without a floppy drive
and/or boot disc, I am a bit lost - I need to reformat and reinstall
due to backdoor trojan but can't find the XP discs & key code came
with the machine when purchased new in Dec 05.

Since I have the ME cd & key code and the XP upgrade, is is possible
to reformat and install then upgrade back to xp? Thanks!


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Old August 17th 08, 04:56 AM posted to microsoft.public.windowsme.setup
ladybug
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Thank you Mike. I was relieved to think that would work after a grueling
week of spending all non-work hours discovering the depth and breadth of the
malware on that machine. Unfortunately when I followed your instruction &
put in the XP upgrade and began setup, I got this error message: "Setup
cannot upgrade your current installation to Windows XP. Your current
installation of windows is not a supported upgrade path. Setup cannot
continue." If you have any other suggestions, please please let me know.
I've tried to create a start-up/boot disk for ME to install ME and upgrade,
but that's been futile as well.

Again, my thanks to you!


"Mike M" wrote:

Since I have the ME cd & key code and the XP upgrade, is is possible
to reformat and install then upgrade back to xp? Thanks!


No need, you can install XP without having first to install Win Me. See
my reply to your post in the thread "reinstalling windows Me".
--
Mike Maltby



ladybug wrote:

I have my winME key code and cd along with an XP upgrade that I
purchased for this machine's predecessor but without a floppy drive
and/or boot disc, I am a bit lost - I need to reformat and reinstall
due to backdoor trojan but can't find the XP discs & key code came
with the machine when purchased new in Dec 05.

Since I have the ME cd & key code and the XP upgrade, is is possible
to reformat and install then upgrade back to xp? Thanks!



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Old August 17th 08, 06:10 PM posted to microsoft.public.windowsme.setup
ladybug
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Default Need to reformat and reinstall

Thank you. I have reformatted and reinstalled XP. I am now attempting to
connect to my lan & will need to download drivers for my ethernet card
apparently. Arghhhhh!

"Mike M" wrote:

If your hard drive contains nothing you wish to retain I would create and
use the Ultimate Boot CD to wipe the drive clean so that you can start
over with a clean system. You can download an image from
http://www.ultimatebootcd.com/. You should then be able to clean install
XP using your upgrade CD in the way I described earlier.
--
Mike Maltby



ladybug wrote:

Thank you Mike. I was relieved to think that would work after a
grueling week of spending all non-work hours discovering the depth
and breadth of the malware on that machine. Unfortunately when I
followed your instruction & put in the XP upgrade and began setup, I
got this error message: "Setup cannot upgrade your current
installation to Windows XP. Your current installation of windows is
not a supported upgrade path. Setup cannot continue." If you have
any other suggestions, please please let me know. I've tried to
create a start-up/boot disk for ME to install ME and upgrade, but
that's been futile as well.

Again, my thanks to you!



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Old August 17th 08, 06:44 PM posted to microsoft.public.windowsme.setup
Mike M
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Default Need to reformat and reinstall

ladybug wrote:

Thank you. I have reformatted and reinstalled XP. I am now
attempting to connect to my lan & will need to download drivers for
my ethernet card apparently. Arghhhhh!


I'm pleased to read that you seem to have made some progress.


How did you do the install? Did you use the Ultimate Boot CD to wipe your
hard drive and were you then able to install XP using the upgrade CD or
did you have to first install Win Me?
--
Mike Maltby



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Old August 21st 08, 11:52 AM
sohel003
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purchased for
this machine's predecessor but without a floppy drive and/or boot disc, I am
a bit lost - I need to reformat and reinstall due to backdoor trojan but
can't find the XP discs & key code came with the machine when purchased new
in Dec 05.
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