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what are the steps to uninstalling and reinstalling windows

by baseballmom4 / January 23, 2006 5:53 AM PST

I have tried to reinstall once and now computer is a mess i have gotten so much differnet advice by the time i had tried it all now windows will open but is so slow. It takes 5 min to log in. I need help with taking if all off or uninstalling it all and the reinstalling windows xp. if anyone can help please let me know. This thing is driving me nuts. Thanks

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Install a fresh one..
by Alex Vitale / January 23, 2006 6:02 AM PST

I believe you are asking how to install a fresh copy of windows...

The way I install a fresh copy is...
(Sorry I don't remember the exact key and menus you hit...)
1. Boot to the WIN XP CD
2. Select install new Copy of windows
3. Delete the current partition windows is on (or all of them if you want) then it?s going to ask you to confirm... Doing this will effectively LOSE all DATA
4. Create a new partition with the NTFS (I was always told to NOT use the quick,)
5. Install windows on the new partition


I'm not sure if this is the Fastest, or most efficient way, but when i install windows, those are the steps i follow.

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more install info
by Alex Vitale / January 23, 2006 6:38 AM PST
In reply to: Install a fresh one..
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Tutorial...
by John.Wilkinson / January 23, 2006 6:25 AM PST

Assuming you don't want to give fixing it one last try, I recommend clicking here for a step-by-step guide to reinstalling Windows XP. Just follow along and make sure you check out the screenshots available to the lest, when applicable.

Hope this helps,
John

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