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How to reinstall Windows XP Pro to Ububtu dual-boot machine?

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Colt, Jul 25, 2010.

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  1. Colt

    Colt Thread Starter

    Sep 21, 2007
    Last year I installed Ubuntu 9.04 on my Dell Dimension 5000 running Windows XP Pro, giving me a trouble-free dual boot system until recently.

    Recently though, I've had problems with Windows being excruciatingly slow, some crashes, unexplained error messages etc - probably partly due to a load of unnecessary and now unwanted programs I've installed along the way. I would now like to start afresh with a clean reinstall of Windows - but am worried about possible complications with my Ubuntu installation and some horror stories I've heard about messing with the Master Boot Record. I do not wish to remove Ubuntu, and have had no problems with it.

    Can I simply format my C drive and just install Windows again? Or am I rushing in where angels fear to tread? I have my Win XP Pro disk. I've reinstalled Windows in the past, but that was before I had installed Ubuntu.

    I'd really appreciate some advice and a step by step guide on how I should proceed - thanks!

    Dell Dimension 5000 3.0 Ghz
    3 Gb RAM
    Windows XP Pro v 2002 SP3
  2. huggie54


    Feb 17, 2008
    Hiya,pretty sure xp needs to be installed first.....could be wrong!
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