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Advice for clean install XP Pro


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What if we are installed Win Xp Pro. Not an upgrade, an install. do i do the same procedure?
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Is there any version of Windows on the PC now
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cause i been having a problem and it cant be fixed. i already asked the people here. if i do then i get a a whole new system. i read the other thread about downloading the drives which i have done.

What I have now is:
-Windows installation disc
-Disc with drivers
-Disc with windows SP2
-Disc with anti-virus and anti-spyware program (Optional)
-All other programs installationfiles and my own documents safely on an external drive (Optional)


Are these the things i need?

Edited by elq, 03 September 2006 - 10:15 AM.

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If XP is already on there, and is XP Home it should go like this

http://www.theelderg...l_-_graphic.htm

In figure 5 you will get a different screen because XP is already installed, you need to press ESC to install a fresh copy without repairing

In figure 6 you type D, press enter, type L, press enter, let it format to NTFS default, (not quick)

After a few minutes you will see the yellow progress bar shown in figure 11

The rest of the install is the same as here

http://www.theelderg...-_graphic_i.htm
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Thanks
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im confused about the patition part. i see my old HD partition what do i do tere? i cant delete it. it keeps on saying something like there are files needed for windows.

Edited by elq, 03 September 2006 - 10:40 AM.

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Press D, press enter, type L press enter
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it says something like it cant be deleted.
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Did you change the boot order and start set up properly, or just insert the disc and choose install XP?
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i did install from disc from my computer. should i just change the boot order?

Edited by elq, 03 September 2006 - 10:51 AM.

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Start the PC and keep tapping the delete key until it enters set up

Put the XP CD in

Change the boot order to CD ROM then Hard Drive, press F10 to save, type Y then press enter

As the PC starts, look for press any key to load from CD

Press enter
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Thanks Keith =) soo helpful. now i have no problems =)
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Hope it goes well
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