Resetting Windows XP

By learninmypc · 94 replies
Oct 27, 2017
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  1. learninmypc

    learninmypc TS Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 7,808   +441

    Yes, I read the link. I was trying to find out how to change the boot order to boot either from a USB or cd but I think that is not possible with this pc so I will just enjoy tinkering with it & enjoy it as is. I thank you & the others for your help. I guess its safe to say "Case Closed :)
     
  2. holdum323

    holdum323 TS Guru Posts: 1,295   +398

    Hi! It's been fun.;)
     
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  3. learninmypc

    learninmypc TS Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 7,808   +441

    Gollie, 2 plus months & I finally found the boot order but unable to post picture in here probably due to size :(
     
  4. holdum323

    holdum323 TS Guru Posts: 1,295   +398

  5. learninmypc

    learninmypc TS Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 7,808   +441

    Captureerror.JPG
    Thats what I get when trying to upload the picture. like this @DavidBailey
     
  6. learninmypc

    learninmypc TS Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 7,808   +441

    I have somehow successfully installed Slacko. I am now trying to figure out how to get to TechSpot to continue this.
     
  7. holdum323

    holdum323 TS Guru Posts: 1,295   +398

  8. learninmypc

    learninmypc TS Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 7,808   +441

    I’ve been on it all day, 14 hours, have to wait till I have another day to waste
     
  9. holdum323

    holdum323 TS Guru Posts: 1,295   +398

    Look at it positive. Look at all the things you are learning and can pass it forward to others :D(y)
    You have already learned a lot and I have also by helping you.;)
     
  10. Scrap it & upgrade to 8.1 or 10.
    I think you would be happier with 8.1.
     
  11. MaikuTech

    MaikuTech TS Addict Posts: 431   +77

    You sure you want to send your best friend to hell and back again ?
    Windows 8 in general was a mess to get away from, soon as 8.1 came out microsoft officially ruined it.
    Try contending with windows 8 registry and system core file **** ups for a month or two.
     
  12. learninmypc

    learninmypc TS Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 7,808   +441

    Thank you. Even if I had the $$$ to do so, I wouldn't.
     
  13. learninmypc

    learninmypc TS Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 7,808   +441

    Even if I had the $$$$, I seriously don't think I would. I enjoy playing pinball on it amongst some of the other XP games :) :) :)
     
  14. Depending on your circumstances installing 10 is still free.
    I installed it & made a Macrium image of it & then used a Macrium image to revert to 8.1 Pro.
    10 caused loss of my ethernet connection.
    Maybe Microsoft will get that fixed.
    Pinball games are available without XP.
    Solitaire, etc.
    https://www.google.com/search?newwi...k1j0i46k1j0i22i30k1j0i13i5i30k1.0.UDdvPRsFF_Y

    Windows 8.1 Pro is not a "nightmare".
    I am not saying about 8.
    I had it as OEM on newly bought computer.
    I got the Pro Pak for $40 & upgraded to 8 Pro & then 8.1 Pro & then 10 Pro.
    Through the Store & the 10 upgrade site at Microsoft.
    Windows 10, as it is, is a nightmare I do not want to contend with.
    It loses wify & ethernet connections.
    I'm happy with 8.1 Pro.
    Otherwise I would not have suggested upgrading to it to anyone.
    I just suggested upgrading to 10 FREE so one will have a license on record at Microsoft IF you use a Microsoft Account.
    Like I do. :)
    If so Win 10 will always be free to you.
    That beats $300 or whatever 10 will cost in the future.
    I'm glad I have Spell Check enabled. :)
    It makes for better posts.
     
  15. learninmypc

    learninmypc TS Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 7,808   +441

    No thanks, its staying XP regardless .
     
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  16. Best wishes with XP. :)
    I used XP Pro for years.
    I liked it.
     
  17. learninmypc

    learninmypc TS Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 7,808   +441

    My first online pc was Me, I loved it. :)
     
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  18. Jesus.
    I go back to 3.1.
    I'm old...

    EDIT--- I had to boot from a 3 & a half inch MSDOS floppy disc.
    Memory was so low it was pitiful.
     
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  19. learninmypc

    learninmypc TS Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 7,808   +441

    I had a desktop pc that booted fron a floppy but never was online. I UNintentionally turned it into a door stop.
     
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  20. learninmypc

    learninmypc TS Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 7,808   +441

    With 2 gb's of ram, its slow as is. I'm not investing any $$ on as OS/pc that may die anyday.:)
     
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