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How to find out what an OS is when the system will not boot

Hey Guys,

Probably a dead simple one here - but I just can't think how to do it...

I've got an XP PC I need to run a chkdsk /r on but I'm unsure if it's Home or Pro - What is the simplest way or best peice of software that could tell me?

Many thanks in advance! :)
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You boot from a Windows XP CD and before partitoning it will have you know about the operating system installed on that PC. Of course when you found out the version do not proceed with partitioning. Just exit :)
Simply type "systeminfo" in command prompt and get all useful information about pc. Like product information, installation date and etc...
If you are able to boot to command prompt then type VER - it should show the version of OS you are running.
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squirrel_forceAuthor Commented:
Cannot get to command prompt to type anything in - is there a boot disk I can use?

I tried booting from an XP CD (as per 1st comment) but that doesn't work...
squirrel_forceAuthor Commented:
Fixed myself went to the safe mode options and saw it was professional.

Thanks for your efforts guys
squirrel_forceAuthor Commented:
All have good efforts but was good ole fashion persistence that paid off.

Thanks for your help.

Had to award 41 to someone sorry guys.
Ok, then as I remember, when you start your XP in safe mode, the edition is displayed. Try to do that please. You can run in safe mode by pressing F8 before booting XP.
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