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XP Re-Install Help

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Frontline, Sep 7, 2004.

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  1. Frontline

    Frontline Thread Starter

    Sep 7, 2004
    I will try to summarize this the best I can.

    I had some problems with my PC so I booted my XP disc from setup and then chose "repair existing installation." It started back up with the software activation wizard but it would not find my internet connection, so I cannot llogon or activate. I tried booting from the XP disc once again, this time choosing the "install fresh copy of XP" on the partition with my existing install. I chose to overwrite my "\Windows" folder install all new files (I want to try and keep all of my personal files/downloads in-tact) but it still loads up my same account name, it doesn't delete any of my account info and it takes me through the whole activation process again.

    As stated, I want to try to keep all of my files in-tact, I don't care about losing my personal settings or account name. Is there any other way to do this? Is there a way of doing this by going through the Repair Console? Any help would be GREATLY appreciated.

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