Installing windows xp pro on laptop again...=(

By AznGirlie<3
Oct 21, 2006
  1. Ok ok so i totally messed up the first time. Haha I think I'm getting it though. So quick question...

    In middle of installing they ask about the partitions and unpartitioned space. It gives me this :

    *To set up windows xp on the selected item, Press enter.
    *To create a partition in the unpartitioned space, Press C.
    *To delete the selected partition, Press D.

    and since I have a laptop, my drive isn't partitioned (it only displays one C: partition1)...nor do i want to partition it. I really want to delete my old windows and clean everything out. So i pressed "enter" and then I got the following message: You chose to install Windows XP on a partition that contains another operating system. Installing windows XP on this partition might cause the other operating system to function improperly.

    *To continue Setup using this partition, press C.
    *to select a different partition, press ESC.

    So i proceed with "C"? or am i doing this completely wrong? If i am, can someone help me install this freaking window xp pro sp2 with a completely clean slate?! Thank you in advance!

    Laptop: Toshiba Satellite M65 9093
  2. smore9648

    smore9648 TS Rookie Posts: 697

    Are you installing XP as an upgrade or full installation?
  3. AznGirlie<3

    AznGirlie<3 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    full installation
  4. smore9648

    smore9648 TS Rookie Posts: 697

    You can overwrite the other OS with no problems.
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