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clean install with xp

My laptop has become filled with viruses and junk. I am wanting to do a clean install, but when I tried to perform it using the command prompt, I receive a message saying it is in use and unable to perform formatting. The help pages tell me to remove Windows xp from add/remove programs, but windows is not listed on the add remove programs. Any suggestions?

Bob Hager

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clean install with xp

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hello and hope you have your clean format by now but,
Paragon 8 will do the job and if you buy Personal
Computer World magazine the September one has a FREE
disc with Paragon 8 so this will do the job with no trouble ,it is so easy ( I have used it and it works )
enjoy .regards John.

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Clean install XP

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You cannot remove Windows from the Add/Remove programs. Windows is an operating system, not a program. From reading your post, I assume you are not a very advanced computer user.

It is not difficult to re-install your Windows, but there are a lot of things to take into consideration before you do this. You will have to make sure you have all your data backed up, be sure you have all the software for any applications you use, make sure you have the drivers available for you devices, and etc.

You did not state what type of hardware you have, or if you have a copy of Windows XP or if you only have recovering disks. If you are not experienced in the process it may be worth having a friend help you out.

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