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well i havea 40 gb hdd i want to install windows on i have to do it soon because windows is getting rid of support for win xp sp2. i have tried getting it to boot via usb but when i set it to boot from usb it said remove all media... and wouldnt let me go on until i removed the usb i was trying to boot from any ideas?

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You need to be a little clearer about what you are trying to get across.
You have tried getting what to boot via USB? Is it the installation disk, the hard drive or a bootable memory USB stick?
Also why do you feel that you absolutely have to do this now just because Microsoft is dropping support for XP? I have machines running Windows 98se & Windows 2000 both of which Microsoft have now stopped releasing updates for & they run perfectly well without Microsoft propping them up, as for security issues I have a decent antivirus, firewall & spyware/malware programmes running on them all.
Microsoft are continuing to release security updates & patches for XP until April 2014 so unless you have a real need to upgrade I wouldn’t panic too much about doing it right away, by that time we will probably be on Windows 8 or 9 & they will be talking about dropping Windows 7 support to panic everyone into upgrading yet again.
lemonie6 years ago

What USB / what were you trying to boot from?

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knexsuperbuilderfreak (author)  lemonie6 years ago
it was just a usb flash/thumb drive

But what bootable-system was on it?

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ARJOON6 years ago
from what media are you installing first. and also how did you put the windows on. you must first make the usb drive bootable