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What is Win XP Non-distructive system re-install command?

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Re: What is Win XP Non-distructive system re-install command

What are you trying to accomplish ? What kind of windows XP CD do you have ?

For your information, read the MSKB article:

Q315341 - "How to Perform an In-Place Upgrade (Reinstallation) of Windows XP"


Good Luck,

Cetin

Trying to unweave, unwind, unravel
And piece together the past and the future,


T. S. Eliot

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Doesn't exist

The design of Windows dictates that even without formatting, a good majority of your apps are going to fail without a reinstall.

Better to back everything up beforehand, then format.

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You can "repair install" by following...

the steps and graphics located here http://www.windowsreinstall.com/

First select your existing OS (either home or professional) then click the appropriate link for that OS version's main menu. On the version's menu page scroll down until you locate the item that indicates REPAIR INSTALL. Follow its directions and drivers and associations should mostly be maintained.

ANY TIME you are installing or reinstalling BACK UP what you can't afford to loose because there is no guarantee that you won't loose something.

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