XP Pro Installation

  man-cub 21:18 18 Jan 2005

I want to install XP Pro and still keep my desktop settings
A friend intsalled a copy for me and now I want to install the original with SP2.
How do I uninstall old XP and install new XP?
I know XP is difficult to uninstall than previous versions of windows

I can do back of of my HDD, reformat and re-install
Would restoring my back up enable me to keep my original desktop settings including all software etc.
any clues?

  Diodorus Siculus 21:28 18 Jan 2005

[quote]How do I uninstall old XP and install new XP?[/quote]

Not easily. I really think that you should do a backup of all your data, find your program installation CDs and codes, and prepare to reformat / reinstall windows.

  FelixTCat 23:08 18 Jan 2005

I'm not clear why you want to uninstall one copy of XP in order to install another. If you have XP on your computer you can upgrade it to SP2, usually without problems. What exactly are you trying to achieve?

  Diodorus Siculus 07:38 19 Jan 2005

FelixTCat - as I read it, the first version wasn't legit and SP2 will not install; hence the need to [quote] install new XP[/quote].

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