#1
Okay so my friend had Windows 8 (yes, 8) but he decided he didn't like it so he said he used some program to delete it. But then he couldn't put his Windows XP cd in and install it because some blue screen came up telling him there was a problem. So now I have the hard drive in my computer and was wondering how I could put windows xp on to his hard drive from my hard drive. (or from the windows xp disk) When I tried to install windows xp from my desktop, I didn't have an option of which hard drive to pick. So I was wondering if there was a way to even do this? Or a way to copy mine to his?

Thanks in advance, guys!
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Because some people hate Vista.


Despite the fact that Vista > XP (yes I went there) his friend claims to have Windows 8, and wants to skip over 7 and Vista straight to XP.
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Despite the fact that Vista > XP (yes I went there) his friend claims to have Windows 8, and wants to skip over 7 and Vista straight to XP.

I didn't read the OP so I didn't see that he said Windows 8. Maybe he's a XP guy? XP always seemed simpler to me.
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Is the XP disc 32 or 64 bit? I honestly can't think of why it would blue screen when you try to install. It should format the hard drive and install XP.
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#8
haha xp looks like a funny smiley.
anyway, windows 8 is out already? didn't 7 just come out last year?
#9
I don't know what it is. And it wasn't THE blue screen, it was a windows blue screen saying there was a problem with the computer.

Arguing over why he wants XP isn't productive. And if there's a section for this type of topic, I apologize for it being in the wrong section. I couldn't find a computer section.
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#10
Windows 8 isn't "out" yet. They released a free developer preview.

It boils down to being exactly the same as 7, but with the shitty touch screen GUI instead of the start menu. I'd avoid it and just stick to XP/7.
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haha xp looks like a funny smiley.
anyway, windows 8 is out already? didn't 7 just come out last year?


It's not the official version, it's the developer preview. I'm pretty sure it was clear that you weren't supposed to install it if you didn't know what you were doing...

And what do you mean TS? Do you want to copy your installation to his disk, or are you trying to install it from your computer? You could just take out your disk if it doesn't let you choose.

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Is the XP disc 32 or 64 bit? I honestly can't think of why it would blue screen when you try to install. It should format the hard drive and install XP.


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#12
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haha xp looks like a funny smiley.
anyway, windows 8 is out already? didn't 7 just come out last year?


Widnows 8 is in beta. Not out officially until early 2012.

All you need to do is boot from the XP disk and use that to reformat the hard drive.

when you boot up the pc, you should see a prompt on the BIOS screen that says (press (key) to enter boot menu. then put the CD in the drive and select that drive as your boot drive.

delete the partition already on your hard drive that has windows 8 beta on it, and then create a new partition for XP. then just follow the instructions to install.

There are lots of how to's on youtube about how to do this. It's quite easy.

I would guess if your friend is tech savvy enough to install a beta OS, he should know how to install a regular OS.


Also, Vista sucks. XP is okay but outdated. Windows 7 is where it's at, at least until we see more of Windows 8.
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Widnows 8 is in beta. Not out officially until early 2012.

All you need to do is boot from the XP disk and use that to reformat the hard drive.

when you boot up the pc, you should see a prompt on the BIOS screen that says (press (key) to enter boot menu. then put the CD in the drive and select that drive as your boot drive.

delete the partition already on your hard drive that has windows 8 beta on it, and then create a new partition for XP. then just follow the instructions to install.

There are lots of how to's on youtube about how to do this. It's quite easy.

I would guess if your friend is tech savvy enough to install a beta OS, he should know how to install a regular OS.


Also, Vista sucks. XP is okay but outdated. Windows 7 is where it's at, at least until we see more of Windows 8.

I just thought of this and came in to post it.

TS, did your friend remember to change the boot order in BIOS? If its priority is to boot from the hard drive first, it's probably reading the left over Windows 8 stuff, trying to boot into that, and failing, hence the blue screen.
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I don't know if it's 32bit or 64 bit. I want to either copy my windows xp to his hard drive or install windows xp onto his hard drive from my xp disk.
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Why would you want XP?


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#16
I've been thinking of trying Windows 8 in a virtual machine but haven't gotten around to it
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I don't know if it's 32bit or 64 bit. I want to either copy my windows xp to his hard drive or install windows xp onto his hard drive from my xp disk.



You can't copy the OS from one system to another. You have to either do a fresh install, or back the OS up to an .ISO file and then install from that. But I can't remember if XP can do that, but I know Win7 can.

EDIT: Here is a link on how to install XP. If you can follow instructions, you can do this.
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/978307
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I've been thinking of trying Windows 8 in a virtual machine but haven't gotten around to it

Just a heads up, but unless you have a CPU that supports virtualization, it wont work. I tried it on two different virtual machines on two different OS's, and it didn't work till I installed it on my PC.
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You can't copy the OS from one system to another. You have to either do a fresh install, or back the OS up to an .ISO file and then install from that. But I can't remember if XP can do that, but I know Win7 can.

EDIT: Here is a link on how to install XP. If you can follow instructions, you can do this.
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/978307


You can clone hard drives.
#20
So basically I can format and install windows xp on this hard drive (which is his and is a slave right now) the same way I would do it for my normal hard drive? Does it give you an option?
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#22
Wait. If your friend knew enough to install a Dev preview of Windows 8 on his machine, yet he doesn't know how to install XP?

Also why are you asking for him? It sounds as if you know less about whats going on then he does.

Tell him to take it to a shop, wipe your hands of it, then tell him not to fuck with the OS again unless he REALLY knows what hes doing.
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Widnows 8 is in beta. Not out officially until early 2012.

All you need to do is boot from the XP disk and use that to reformat the hard drive.

when you boot up the pc, you should see a prompt on the BIOS screen that says (press (key) to enter boot menu. then put the CD in the drive and select that drive as your boot drive.

delete the partition already on your hard drive that has windows 8 beta on it, and then create a new partition for XP. then just follow the instructions to install.

There are lots of how to's on youtube about how to do this. It's quite easy.

I would guess if your friend is tech savvy enough to install a beta OS, he should know how to install a regular OS.


Also, Vista sucks. XP is okay but outdated. Windows 7 is where it's at, at least until we see more of Windows 8.


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