XP clean install

  celticbhoy0 00:34 21 Dec 2006
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Hi, I have decided to re-install my copy of xp as my computer is constantly givimg me grief, what I would like to know is if I re-install, is there any way way to get the new installation to work with installed software, or will I have to re-istall all of that as well ?????

  Strawballs 01:25 21 Dec 2006

If you do a repair installation click here then all of the rest of your data should be fine, but that will not always cure major problems but if you do a clean install click here then everything will need to be reinstalled.

  sunny staines 16:04 21 Dec 2006

if you go for a reinstall fierst of all plan the following.

you have the windows cd & key number

back up to dvd/cd/floppy any personal files/photos/docs etc

download latestest drivers for your hardware and save to dvd/cd.

make a note of your ISP internet & email settings.

make sure you have copies of all the programs you want to reload & their serial numbers first.

install your firewall/antivirus ASAP

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