Best link/web page to explain how to do a clean install of XP?

  buel 20:53 20 Dec 2011

Hi, My friend wants to perform a fresh install of XP Home on his laptop for which he has to buy an external DVD drive as it's a notebook.

Please can someone point me to a decent page that explains how to perform a clean install? And any recommendations on a cheap external DVD drive too?

Thank you in advance.

  robin_x 21:03 20 Dec 2011

What make and model. Should be a Recovery Partition.

Needs to save all personal data/files/folders/emails(?) etc to Flash Stick first or buy a CD/DVD Rewriter or ext USB Hard Drive HDD.

  buel 21:11 20 Dec 2011

Not sure what make/model.

No need to back anything up, he wants to start afresh!!

Any good page links please?

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 21:18 20 Dec 2011

A factory reset if available will set everything back to the day the machine was delivered.

Clean install windows XP

  lotvic 21:31 20 Dec 2011

Fruit Bat /\0/\'s first link this link will work.

(the underscores caused the italics in Fruit Bat /\0/\'s post so it didn't paste correctly)

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