XP Restore



Ray
07-10-2005, 02:10 AM
I have a XP Home system that is locked due to the product activation
period having expired.

The system has SP2 which means I cannot use the originals XP restore
disk to replace the OS and start over.

I tried reformatting by using a boot disk made in an XP PRO system
with FDISK.

FDISK doesn't work with XP.

HELP

Ray

peterk
07-10-2005, 02:10 AM
http://www.bootdisk.com/
go there and download a Win 98 boot disk
read the instructions for extracting to a floppy.
Boot with the floppy
format the drive XP is on...........you will lose everything on that drive
reinstall XP.............and this time activate the sucker!!
peterk

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"Ray" <publicrayNOSPAM@net1plus.com> wrote in message
news:h7p791le53acj1amudj1erv6eu42j71i39@4ax.com...
>I have a XP Home system that is locked due to the product activation
> period having expired.
>
> The system has SP2 which means I cannot use the originals XP restore
> disk to replace the OS and start over.
>
> I tried reformatting by using a boot disk made in an XP PRO system
> with FDISK.
>
> FDISK doesn't work with XP.
>
> HELP
>
> Ray


XP Restore