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Deleting Windows Millenium, save nothing, & install XP


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Arlyanna

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I don't know how to completely remove Windows Millennium from my computer without saving a single thing, just help me kill it, and the viruses that infested it, please. I love this site for helping me, there is no running for good info just facts, you do well here. After killing Windows ME I will install Windows XP on it.
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Firstly you cant rely on XP installing all the hardware drivers, you need to check at the manufactures website. If it’s a self build you need to know the motherboard model number and version, then see if there is any XP drivers available


Utility to wipe the drive

http://www.dban.org/

Darik's Boot and Nuke ("DBAN") is a self-contained boot disk that securely wipes the hard disks of most computers. DBAN will automatically and completely delete the contents of any hard disk that it can detect, which makes it an appropriate utility for bulk or emergency data destruction.
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I hope you have a full install of XP. If it is an upgrade copy of XP, you will need the original operating system running.

Since you have virus problems, please go to the Malware section of this forum and follow the instructions at the top. Especially the Malware Removal Guides and Tutorials page. That will give you several steps that will help you clean up most of all problems by yourself. If at the end of the cleanup process you are still having difficulty, and you may not be, then post a hijackthis log in THAT forum.

Please be patient as the "Malware Forum" is a very busy place and a two or three day wait is not unusual.

If you are still having problems after getting a clean bill of health from the Malware Section, please return to this thread. Please do not post a HiJackThis log in this thread unless asked to do so and then only as an attachment. To attach log, when requested, either change the .log extension to .txt, or put the log into a compressed (zipped) folder.

Please post back if your problem has been solved.

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If it is an upgrade copy of XP, you should be able to start with XP and then when requested exchange out the CD for the milennium CD to satisfy the upgrade requirements, and then continue the install.
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