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Doing a clean installation of wXp


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I had installed Xp before,but it wasn't working right,so I decided to uninstall and revert to w98 howver this now only works in Safe Mode!!What the H... Anyway now I would like to reinstall Xp but am afraid to do it over a system that isn't working right.I would be extremely grateful for some advice.Thank you
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Is there any data you need on the drive

Have you got a 98SE CD with an XP upgrade CD or an OEM / Retail version of XP

Have you got the software CD's for all the programmes you need to run
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Yes I have the 98 se CD and the Xp proff.edtion installaton CD
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If the XP CD isn't an upgrade

If there isn't any data you need on the drive

If you have the software CD's for programmes, printers etc

You can wipe the drive and install only XP

How big is the hard drive
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Hi,I don't know and I.m at work right now.But I had Xp working for quite a few months before my son did some "improving"!!
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Using only the XP CD to do a clean install would be good if you can back up any data you need
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Thanks But I.m really dumb how do I back up the data I need?Do you mean games etc??
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You would need the software CD's to install the games, or download them again if that's how they were installed

The data you can back up is things like documents or pictures

The PC needs a CDRW or DVDRW drive and you need discs, if you have those, post back and we can go from there
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Hi keith no i don't have those.Would it not be better to try to fix the problems on 98 first??
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Hi Keith,Thanks so much for all your help.I did a restore on 98 then installed XP and it seems to be fine except for one problem with a game,but that's adifferent topic.Thanks so much,again.
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Thank You for letting me know
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