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Re-installing Win XP Pro

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by domino23, Jan 9, 2003.

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  1. domino23

    domino23 Thread Starter

    Apr 16, 1999
    A few months ago I installed win xp pro on my sisters computer. When I installed apparently it was a bad cd as it skipped a couple files during the install on my computer, and when I installed on hers it skipped more files as her cd-rom was dying in the process of the install.
    Since then I have got a new copy of Win XP and completely reformated my own pc with a smooth install.
    I'd like to re-install it on my sisters pc as well now that she has a new cd-rom, but they don't want to do a clean install and loose what they have on the pc.

    can I install win XP over her same win XP operating system saving her current files?
  2. $teve


    Oct 9, 2001
    yes,no problem...............win 2k and xp are bootable.
    just boot from your xp cd(you need to configure bios so that cd drive is 1st boot device)at 1st blue screen choose "re-install".....2nd blue screen choose "repair".......simple as that.

    good luck;)
  3. Lardog


    Dec 25, 2002
    Or, in case your CD-ROM drive is not bootable for some reason, from within Windows already, just run setup from the CD. The default option will be an upgrade install...
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