win exp pro

  timber 15:59 31 Jan 2003

if you reload ex pro over the top of current copy on system would you loose all programmes already loaded.

  snowdrop 16:17 31 Jan 2003

no itwill install next to the original so you will have os on twice, best uninstall 1st after backing up

  JoeC 17:16 31 Jan 2003

you can perform a Repair instead of re-installing and all programmes will be left intact. Have to visit Windows Update site thereafter though ! Is it not possible to do this with XP Pro ( I only have the Home Edition ) - or do you really want to reinstall ?

  Andÿ 18:43 31 Jan 2003

Steps to Repairing Windows XP (must be followed exactly or you will loose all your data or have 2 XP's installed on the same drive).

1. Put your Windows XP Install CD into your CD-ROM drive.

2. Reboot your computer.

3. Let your system boot off of the CD.

4. Let the Setup go through the first part of the Installation procedure.

5. When you come to the screen in which it says "Welcome to Setup." press Enter to Setup Windows XP.

6. Press F8 to agree to the End User License.

7. Let the Setup search your system for previous versions of Windows.

8. When the Setup is finished searching your system, select your Windows XP Installation and press the R key on your keyboard to start the Repair Procedure.

This is the part that might scare you. The Setup will delete all major system files and then replace them with new copies.

You will have to download all of the updates from Microsoft Windows Update again because it replaces the files.

There is nothing to worry about as long as you follow these steps to repairing Windows XP.

More info click here

  Andÿ 10:38 01 Feb 2003

Please let us know if any of the above info helps :o)

  timber 11:02 01 Feb 2003


thanks for your input and shall be going ahead with repairing Windows Xp.

thanks to all who took timr to reply


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