Rebuild/ Reformat Hard drive

  Kerravonn 15:05 18 Jan 2007

I want to reformat my hard drive
Reinstall win xp pro
Load Certain programs essentially MS office and McAfee but also others
Then create a sort of rebuild disc that if I need to rebuild the pc again I can load this and it will restore to this point
My problems are that for certain applications I no longer have the serial keys (does xp even let you reload)
Does anyone have a sugestion on how I would go about this process

  rawprawn 15:11 18 Jan 2007

Use Acronis to Clone the disc or do a full backup
click here then format and reinstall XP
click here and make sur Acronis is installed then you can completely backup at any time.

  Kate B 15:13 18 Jan 2007

Belarc click here will tell you what your licence keys are.

  Kerravonn 15:17 18 Jan 2007

Thanks for the help
I think I havn't been clear enough.
I want to clean out the rubbish that I have on there and only re-install the programs I think I need on there (you know what it's like ooh tI think I need this i'll downnload it)
My start-up is really slow and my shut down as well

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