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    I am having a problem installing xp pro on my comp. when i install it does not load all the files, diff. ones each time. i seem to be able to load ME alright but XP fails each time. I'f put it on my other puter with no problem. I was told I might have a bad stick of MEM. is there any way of checking this. I would be gratful for any help THANK'S

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    Your XP CD may be bad, especialy if ME loads up no prob

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    Are you doing a "clean" install. In otherwords on a formated harddrive, or trying to upgrade.
    Upgrading is where you will run into problems. If you format while installing XP and are having problems, the answer may be above - a bad disk.

    It can also be that the specs of your computer don't meet the minimum specs of XP, whereas they are different than for ME.

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    http://www.memtest86.com/#download0

    u can download a booteable Cd-rom iso from here to test your memory

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    also make sure that system is not OCed at all, as that may be why you having issues :thumb:

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    I'm using a upgrade cd dont have full this disk installed find on my other computer. I'm using it now . I installed win/ME then upgraded after formating and checking disk. Could not afford the full copy.

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    so u know, u dont have to use that as uan upgrade. U just need to make sure u have a preivous microsoft OS installed on your system for it to work. By this I mean u don't need to upgrade through installing in windows, u can boot into the cd and do a fresh install with the format as long as there is a copy os a microsoft os already there.

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    if you are first installing 9x or me and than installing XP on top, youll have issues.
    What you do is just blow away the partition, make a new one with NTFS and install XP. At one point its going to ask you to put in a CD of 9x to verify and will continue on installing CLEAN xp.
    HTH :thumb:

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