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Windows 7: XP Not Booting

19 Jan 2017   #1
recycler

Windows 7 Home Premium 64Bit SP1
 
 
XP Not Booting

hi to the forum

its been a long time since i visited.i only seem to call when i'm in trouble.i have a windows xp sp3 home desktop computer which is not booting from start or at all.what i mean is i pressed f10 recovery while starting and it asked to insert cd rom which i presume is recovery disc which i do not have as it was never included.this machine is around 12 years old and i only use it for video editing purposes using a Pinacle product.i would be very pleased if some of you could advise me how to obtain a disc or whatever you might think would solve my problem.
as usual my sincere thanks in advance for any solutions.


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21 Jan 2017   #2
Megahertz07

Windows 7 HP 64
 
 

Official support to Win XP has ended a long time ago so it will be difficult to find one. You'll only find on internet those from suspicious sources. Run antivirus on it.

Most applications on the installation disk are on the disk under C:\Windows\System32.
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22 Jan 2017   #3
recycler

Windows 7 Home Premium 64Bit SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Megahertz07 View Post
Official support to Win XP has ended a long time ago so it will be difficult to find one. You'll only find on internet those from suspicious sources. Run antivirus on it.

Most applications on the installation disk are on the disk under C:\Windows\System32.
Thank you so much for your reply and information.I appreciate support finished long ago as i got a notice every time i logged on.thank you for taking the time to reply and my apologies for the late reply.I asked you guys simply because if there is anything available you would know about it.I guess i will have to check around and see if there is something safe available.thank you again for your help,it is much appreciated.
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23 Jan 2017   #4
Megahertz07

Windows 7 HP 64
 
 

I can't tell you how to find a Win XP copy on the WEB because it's against the forum rules. Sorry. If you find and download it, scan it for virus and spyware.
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23 Jan 2017   #5
recycler

Windows 7 Home Premium 64Bit SP1
 
 

Megahertz07 thanks again for your reply.my apologies if i caused any confusion regarding downloads as i wasn't clued about that rule.as it happens i found an ISO and scanned it up and down and it came up clean so i have the system up and running again.still confused though as to why it stopped.anyway fingers crossed.I can now treat this topic as solved.best of luck to all on the forum and thanks for all your help.
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24 Jan 2017   #6
Megahertz07

Windows 7 HP 64
 
 

Happy to hear from you that you've got it working again. Hasta la vista.
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