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Registry after reinstalling XP?

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December 16, 2004 10:54:40 AM

If you reinstall XP after reformatting does some of the old registry survive?
Or are there ways of installing XP that make sure it does'nt?


<P ID="edit"><FONT SIZE=-1><EM>Edited by hachiman on 12/16/04 07:56 AM.</EM></FONT></P>

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December 16, 2004 11:45:08 AM

Shouldn't, if you reformatted ... but I always do a low-level format (write zero's) to HDD just to be sure of a clean wipe ... some suggest writing zero's twice to be sure. Most major HDD manufacturers have "tools" on their websites that you can d/l to a floppy to do the low-level format, if you chose ...

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