Wednesday, December 14, 2005

Reinstalling Windows XP on Your System

If your system is having problems running Windows XP, you can perform a re-install of the OS. In other words, you can install Windows over itself. When you perform this type of installation, Windows XP is reinstalled to the same folder. Typically you would perform this type of installation if you were unable to repair your existing installation of Windows.

To reinstall Windows XP, follow these steps:
  • Start your computer and log on.
  • Insert the Windows XP Installation CD into your CD/DVD-ROM drive.
  • On the 'Welcome to Microsoft Windows XP' page, press the 'Install Windows XP' button.
  • On the 'Welcome to Windows Setup page', select the 'Upgrade (Recommended)' in the Installation Type box, and then press the Next button.
  • On the 'License Agreement page', accept this agreement and then press the Next button.
  • On the 'Your Product Key page', enter your 25-character product key in the boxes, and then press the Next button.
  • On the 'Get Updated Setup Files page', select the option that you want and then press the Next button.
  • Follow the instructions that appear on the screen to reinstall Windows XP.
Once the re-install is complete you will need to install the latest service pack and other hot fixes that your system requires.

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