stallinggrunt Posted December 12, 2008 Posted December 12, 2008 Ok, I have a friend who runs a small business here in town. He ask me to check his PC and see if his XP install is valid. Seems he let some kid from his church work on it. It has XP pro that works and looks to be valid to me, it updates and everything looks legit. Seems the kid however put the Xp Pro in along with the OEM XP home. Rather than deleting the OEM version, he partitioned and formated it so that now both show up. So now when he boots up it ask which version he wants to run. Of course the Home version errors out and does not work at all, the Pro version works fine. He ask me if I could just reinstall the OEM version from the recovery disk and drop the Pro version off the PC. The Pc is a Compaq. The PC will not let me into the bios to change the boot order. And I'm not sure if the recovery disc would be able to delete the partitions and reinstall fresh if I could get into Bios anyway. Is there hope in getting his PC back to its original state? Why can I not get into BIOS? If it were me I'd run the XP Pro and forget the OEM version. I think when it boots up and ask him to choose which operating system he wants is what bugs him. Thanks........... Quote Share this post Link to post Share on other sites More sharing options...
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