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If You did the online download of XP2 and you had XP1

to begin with, than how do you get a disk made should your pc crash?????? I have an xp Home OEm and I have upgraded to xp 2 on 3 of my machines. question is if i have a failure of some sort. what the heck do i do?

OEM CD is XP serv 1.
pc's upgraded to XP serv 2 online.

if problems occur then how do i do a repair install and further if needed a total re install..
thanks again

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What I do.

? Regular backup (actually, copies of files on CDs and CD-RWs)

? Keeping the OEM or origimal XP SP1 disk and licences together with Program disks in a safe place.

? Burn the downloaded SP2 patch to a CD, rather than upgrade on-line.

? No repair installs. Always a full reformat and reinstallation. Upgrade the OS via the saved SP2 patch.

? You may also make a 'slipstreaming' disc, but I have not made one yet.

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I agree with Papa
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Belarc

I also installed and ran Belarc on all of my comptuers. I printed out a copy of the report for each and keep it in a safe place. It has the product key numbers for the software installed. You may or may not know, these product key numbers are required to reinstall your programs.

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