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Reinstall XP

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by cindyinbalto, Nov 8, 2007.

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  1. cindyinbalto

    cindyinbalto Thread Starter

    Jun 7, 2007
    How do I reinstall XP? When I put the cd in its tells me there is a newer version on my computer. Do I need to uninstall all updates? Please tell me there is an easier way.:mad:
  2. JustJudy


    Apr 4, 2006
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    If you want to totally wipe your hard drive and start fresh: http://www.michaelstevenstech.com/cleanxpinstall.html

    If you are trying to fix Windows, you want to do a repair install:
    XP Repair install
    Please read carefully and print this for reference.
    1.Boot the computer using the XP CD. You may need to change the boot order in the system BIOS so the CD boots before the hard drive. Check your system documentation for steps to access the BIOS and change the boot order.
    2.When you see the "Welcome To Setup" screen, you will see the options below
    This portion of the Setup program prepares Microsoft
    Windows XP to run on your computer:

    To setup Windows XP now, press ENTER.

    To repair a Windows XP installation using Recovery Console, press R.

    To quit Setup without installing Windows XP, press F3.
    3.Press Enter to start the Windows Setup.
    do not choose "To repair a Windows XP installation using the Recovery Console, press R", (you Do Not want to load Recovery Console). I repeat, do not choose "To repair a Windows XP installation using the Recovery Console, press R".
    4.Accept the License Agreement and Windows will search for existing Windows installations.
    5.Select the XP installation you want to repair from the list and press R to start the repair. If Repair is not one of the options, END setup. After the reboot REread instructions and start over because that means you chose R the first time.
    6.Setup will copy the necessary files to the hard drive and reboot. Do not press any key to boot from CD when the message appears. Setup will continue as if it were doing a clean install, but your applications and settings will remain intact.
    7.Reapply updates or service packs applied since initial Windows XP installation. Please note that a Repair Install using an Original pre service pack 1 or 2 XP CD used as the install media will remove SP1/SP2 respectively and service packs plus updates isssued after the service packs will need to be reapplied.

    Good luck!
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