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Reformatting XP


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ShoalBear

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My computer has been having huge issues...I have even tried to address it here, and the final decision is that I have to bite the bullet and reformat and reinstall XP. My main question is how to keep as much of my current info and such as I can. I have heard of ghosting a drive, but am not really sure what that all means. Right now I am wondering if there is a way to save the programs I have loaded and still use them once I reinstall windows XP. Is there some way to do this? I don't have all the CDs for the programs I once installed eons ago! Also, I worry about possibly losing some data that I have and may not have saved in the logical My Documents. Silly me for trying to be 'smart' LOL
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Programs are not transferable between computer to computer. You would have to re-install them again if you want to use them after you wipe the computer.
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That's what I thought....ugh...now to hunt for all those CDs!!
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