Question by : How can i get windows to boot from a disk if changing the BIOS didn’t help?
I recently installed windows 7 on an old desktop, but it’s apparently not capable of that OS, as it has significantly slowed down. Now I just want to wipe it and reinstall XP, but when i try to follow every guide and boot from the disc, the computer just brings me to a menu with the options, “Earlier version of windows”, “Windows 7″, and “Microsoft Windows Recovery Console”. It doesn’t immediately boot from the disc like most guides say it will. Lastly, I cannot choose the first nor the third option because i do not know the administrator password. Attempts to reset it have also failed, as the programs required to do so require me to boot from a disc.
Answer by Timbuck
just put in the XP cd assuming you have it or you can get a SP3 xp iso with XP AND SP3 from sources i am not going to list — Microsoft is a MONOPOLY — I DO NOT CARE ONE BIT if they lose $ 100 OK they have about let me check editing ? after i find out how much money MS has
ok editing now this link may have info from 2007 but well you can take about 5 billion off point is they are fucking money theives
yeah so just pick um install Windows — THE FIRST TOP CHOICE idk what the exact words are i use linux most of the time and haven’t installed XP in a few months um then just delete all the partitions and install in the Unallocated space btw if your computer can’t handle Windows 7 have you tried Linux mint it’s really nice and it KEEPS GETTING BETTER oh and it’s free here is some more info
and here is the User Guide http://www.linuxmint.com/documentation/user-guide/english_13.0.pdf
hope this helps your computer
BTW what is so bad about a monopoly ? well just look at Walmart do you shop at Walmart — if so then STOP NOW no more purchasing ANYTHING at walmart unless it is an EMERGENCY if you have netflix they may have a documentary on Walmart and a LOT of other things and here is a link to what could be so bad about microsoft they are a good company right http://www.kmfms.com/whatsbad.html
also when you install Windows try this program — Wubi
it lets you run another program without loading windows
http://www.ubuntu.com/download/desktop/w… BTW it is a small file so it won’t take but 10 seconds to download
and here is what you should do with it
select 7 or more for the install size
select — X – ubuntu from the list — its the one under Ubuntu i just emphasized the X
ok now enter a password and click install now it will take about 40 minutes to download just wait
go watch tv or something
now when it says restart — do so BUT be sure to select Xubuntu from the list that comes up meaning do not boot into Windows (yet)
now wait for Xubuntu to install its all automatic and you don’t have to do anything at this point
now when it finishes installing just reboot but this time go into Windows one more time and DEFRAGMENT the hard drive very important — thats NTFS < the Windows file system then you can reboot into Xubuntu and enjoy a virus free environment and have a fast computer
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