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keep system and network settings

I've some major problems so I'll have to format my HD and reinstall all the software. Is there any way to keep the system settings? Network prefs, etc etc...

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Angelo Andina

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If your problems are virus related, the only safe way is to write down as many of the settings as you can. Otherwise, there's a good chance the virus will spread to the floppy or CD you back up the settings to, and reinfect your system when you go to apply them again.

If you're absolutely sure it's not virus related, then go ahead with the files and settings transfer wizard idea. Just also be sure to have copies of every program you absolutely need to have on the computer, in case something should go wrong. I would also download a copy of the "network install" version of the XP SP2 update. That way you can apply the SP2 update without having to get on the Internet and risk being nailed by a worm exploiting a known hole in Windows. On average, it takes between 20-40 minutes for the unpatched Windows system to be compromised, but I've heard of it taking less than 5 minutes.

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