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i have expierenced some problems with windows Xp professional, and to the fact i might have to reinstall another operating system, is ther anyway i can reinstall the operating system taking out xp and still keeping all my files on the computer?
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Are you going to reinstall XP, another version of Windows, or a Linux distribution?

I really can't understand why you'd install anything other than XP if you're going to stick with Windows OS. Try a Windows XP Repair Installation, it should fix most any Windows problem.
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i had an activation issue, so i have to uninstall xp because of a bad disk i bought, it will not let me enter in a code and i even talked to microsoft about it and they said taht i would have to do that also,

how would i reinstall xp without losing my files, if possible, or just plainly is there any special way to install 98
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If you updated from Windows 98 to Windows XP, and you saved your Windows 98 configuration, you may be able to uninstall Windows XP from Add or Remove Programs.

Most likely, you'll have to reformat and reinstall Windows 98--losing all your data. Be sure you have good backups before proceeding.

Another option would be to purchase another copy of Windows XP, and perform a repair installation. This would solve your activation problems, while retaining your data and settings. Repair Windows XP

Format and install Windows 98:
1. Start your computer with a Windows 98 boot disk in the floppy drive.

2. At the command prompt type format c:. When finished reboot with the boot disk in the floppy drive, and the Windows 98 CD in the CD-ROM drive.

3. At the command prompt navigate to the CD-ROM drive (type E:), type setup.

4. Follow the setup prompts.

5. When finished, Windows XP and all your old data/programs will be erased. You'll have a fresh installation of Windows 98 that you'll need to update at Windows Update. You'll also need to apply any needed drivers (video, sound, etc), and reinstall all your programs.
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ok thanx, im gonna try that, i think i will recieve a future disk of XP after talkin to some companies, but its not that big of a deal, i can move my files through a cross over cable or something again, not too much data on there yet, ill keep you posted with how it goes

p.s. would u recommend putting on Linux, i do not do much office proccessing, and would just be needing this computer for gaming, work, and music/video
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p.s. would u recommend putting on Linux, i do not do much office proccessing, and would just be needing this computer for gaming, work, and music/video

Linux is okay for general office applications, music, and playing video, but you won't find many games available for it. <_<
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oo im so glad u told me that, i was having doubts about weather that would be possible or not but thanx for telling me, i think im stuck putting on 98 until all these XP troubles clear up :D once again, great advice and service from u guys!, how do u do it all <_<
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