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Reinstall XP after Derik's Boot & Nuke (DBAN)

by decg / June 5, 2008 6:30 PM PDT

Hi everyone,
My PC is a bit slow, and it's collected a lot of rubbish since the last time i formatted it, so i wanna format it today since I've got a lot of free time on my hands.
I wanted to format it, then i thought about Boot & Nuke... How hard is it to reinstall windows after running DBAN ? what are the procedures to get XP back on my machine?
Thanks, Dec G

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Re: install after DBAN
by Kees Bakker / June 5, 2008 6:42 PM PDT

If you do the normal clean install, it uses the already formatted c:-partition, but throws away all files on it (although there's a useful option to keep user data in stead of deleting them).

If you use DBAN first, the Windows XP setup must make a partition and format it. And it can't offer to keep your files.

The end result is the same. It's rather useless to use DBAN, in fact. But if you prefer nonetheless, go ahead.

Kees

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by decg / June 5, 2008 7:14 PM PDT
In reply to: Re: install after DBAN

Ok then so basically there's no point in using DBAN in my case ?
thanks

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by decg / June 5, 2008 8:07 PM PDT
In reply to: Re: install after DBAN

Ok Then, forget my last post.
I want to use DBAN, just i need to know what to do afterward. Do i just insert the XP CD, turn the PC on and i can reinstall it ? is it that simple ?

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That will get you XP but not a working machine.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / June 5, 2008 11:10 PM PDT
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Sound and more may not work as Microsoft doesn't supply drivers. Are you ready to install XP?

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In his original post, he says
by Kees Bakker / June 5, 2008 11:12 PM PDT

"since the last time I formatted", so I assumed he can do both that and everything that comes afterwards. But it's good to ask, of course.

Kees

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by decg / June 5, 2008 11:14 PM PDT

No i'm not ready. I've only backed up my data, since i was waiting for some answers on this thread. Can i erase all partitions from the HD if i try to do a clean install (by sinerting the XP CD)?

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Why erase all partitions?
by Kees Bakker / June 6, 2008 5:26 AM PDT
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If you decide to do it, I read in http://support.microsoft.com/kb/313348 it can be done during setup. But, of course, it can be done just as well earlier, in Windows XP, using Disk Management.

Kees

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Erase all partitions because
by kutu62 / August 25, 2008 3:04 PM PDT
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