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How to reset Windows XP to factory settings

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Yeah sure no problem :)
First of all, do you have a blank CD you can use to burn the Windows XP .iso on ?

 

Yes, I have tons of blank CDs do they need to be Rewritbale? I only have CD-Rs


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Yes that will do.
However, the only issue I have is that we have no idea if these .iso are complete and working or not ...
So I don't want to make you wipe your whole HDD for nothing you know.
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Yes that will do.
However, the only issue I have is that we have no idea if these .iso are complete and working or not ...
So I don't want to make you wipe your whole HDD for nothing you know.

Can I back up my system somehow just in case it doesn't work?


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You can't really as we would be wiping the whole HDD. Backing up your whole system would mean to create a system image on it and reinstall it on your HDD if it ever fails.
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You can't really as we would be wiping the whole HDD. Backing up your whole system would mean to create a system image on it and reinstall it on your HDD if it ever fails.

 

Oh, that's too bad. is there a way to find out if the .iso files work?


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You can't really as we would be wiping the whole HDD. Backing up your whole system would mean to create a system image on it and reinstall it on your HDD if it ever fails.

 
Oh, that's too bad. is there a way to find out if the .iso files work?

What I would do is to create a VM and use the .iso to install Windows XP on it but I doubt you have the space nor the specs on your computer to make it happen :/ Maybe on a more recent one ?
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I'm sorry, I'm not all that knowledged about computers.

 

How do I create a Virtual Machine? And what did you mean by 'a more recent one'?  :confused:

 

Again, sorry!


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I'm sorry, I'm not all that knowledged about computers.
 
How do I create a Virtual Machine? And what did you mean by 'a more recent one'?  :confused:
 
Again, sorry!


By "recent one", I mean a computer that is less old and therefore that might have better hardware/specs than the one that you are currently using !
In order to create a Virtual Machine, you need a VM Software (like VirtualBox or VMware Player) and after creating (setting up) the VM, you need to install an OS (Operating System on it), in that case, Windows XP SP2 using the .iso that you have.
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I'm sorry, I'm not all that knowledged about computers.
 
How do I create a Virtual Machine? And what did you mean by 'a more recent one'?  :confused:
 
Again, sorry!


By "recent one", I mean a computer that is less old and therefore that might have better hardware/specs than the one that you are currently using !
In order to create a Virtual Machine, you need a VM Software (like VirtualBox or VMware Player) and after creating (setting up) the VM, you need to install an OS (Operating System on it), in that case, Windows XP SP2 using the .iso that you have.

 

 

I have a desktop computer that runs windows vista (32-bit). Could that work?


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I'm sorry, I'm not all that knowledged about computers.
 
How do I create a Virtual Machine? And what did you mean by 'a more recent one'?  :confused:
 
Again, sorry!


By "recent one", I mean a computer that is less old and therefore that might have better hardware/specs than the one that you are currently using !
In order to create a Virtual Machine, you need a VM Software (like VirtualBox or VMware Player) and after creating (setting up) the VM, you need to install an OS (Operating System on it), in that case, Windows XP SP2 using the .iso that you have.
 
I have a desktop computer that runs windows vista (32-bit). Could that work?

It depends of it's specs. How much RAM and what CPU does it have if you know what I'm talking about ?
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I'm sorry, I'm not all that knowledged about computers.
 
How do I create a Virtual Machine? And what did you mean by 'a more recent one'?  :confused:
 
Again, sorry!


By "recent one", I mean a computer that is less old and therefore that might have better hardware/specs than the one that you are currently using !
In order to create a Virtual Machine, you need a VM Software (like VirtualBox or VMware Player) and after creating (setting up) the VM, you need to install an OS (Operating System on it), in that case, Windows XP SP2 using the .iso that you have.
 
I have a desktop computer that runs windows vista (32-bit). Could that work?

It depends of it's specs. How much RAM and what CPU does it have if you know what I'm talking about ?

 

 

Yes, I know what you're talking about!  :yes:

 

My RAM is 3.00 GB and I have my proccesor is an Intel® Core™2 Duo CPU E7400 @ 2.80 GHz 2.79 GHz


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You can totally create a VM on that computer and allocate 1GB of RAM to it, it will be more than enough to handle Windows XP SP2 32-bits :)
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You can totally create a VM on that computer and allocate 1GB of RAM to it, it will be more than enough to handle Windows XP SP2 32-bits :)

 

Great! Do you know where I can get VM software?


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You can totally create a VM on that computer and allocate 1GB of RAM to it, it will be more than enough to handle Windows XP SP2 32-bits :)

 
Great! Do you know where I can get VM software?


I wrote a whole tutorial on how to create a Virtual Machine using VirtualBox, which is a free VM software, do you want me to post it for you ? :)
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You can totally create a VM on that computer and allocate 1GB of RAM to it, it will be more than enough to handle Windows XP SP2 32-bits :)

 
Great! Do you know where I can get VM software?

 


I wrote a whole tutorial on how to create a Virtual Machine using VirtualBox, which is a free VM software, do you want me to post it for you ? :)

 

 

Yes, please :)


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