hard drive format and reinstall windows

  martd77 19:15 12 Mar 2007

I am planning to format my c: drive and reinstall windows xp pro,few questions to ask:
Cable broadband,will it just work when plugged into the ethernet port after reinstalling windows?
Belkin wireless router,same question,im on the understanding the router keeps all the settings unless the reset switch is pressed?

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 20:15 12 Mar 2007

Yes router should retain settings.

  keef66 09:25 13 Mar 2007

Cable broadband; you'll have to reinstall the software from your ISP and enter a few details / password etc so have these handy.

Think about the other stuff you'll need to reinstall afterwards, and if you don't have it on disk somewhere, download it now and save it to disk.

Motherboard chipset drivers
Graphics card drivers
Sound card drivers
Office software
Antivirus, firewall,
Printer software
etc etc etc

  rick808 09:32 13 Mar 2007

Also worth having Autopatcher downloaded - click here
Will save alot of time downloading additional updates

  martd77 14:26 13 Mar 2007

Thanks rick,keef and fruitbat

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