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Anonymous
June 17, 2005 1:58:35 AM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.perform_maintain (More info?)

I've been running XP Pro SP2 for some time now, and it's gotten all
clogged up with various stuff I've installed/uninstalled. A lot of
junk all over the place. I'd like to just "format C" and do a "new"
install. I have the original systems disk, which I purchased and
registered.

I've been told that once I've installed and registered XP Pro, I
cannot reinstall it. Also, I have a 2nd H/D which I use for back-up
files. It's a Fat32 format. I don't want to change that. With W98
SE, I had no problems formating the drive and doing reinstalls.

Is what I want to do possible, with no problems to look forward to?

Appreciate any assistance on this.

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June 17, 2005 1:58:36 AM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.perform_maintain (More info?)

There is no restriction on re-installing XP and then re-registering and
activating it.

"Al Fabet" <letterman@theboard.edu> wrote in message
news:4je4b156olrmrsj2pf9dq0m0vp89p9630e@4ax.com...
> I've been running XP Pro SP2 for some time now, and it's gotten all
> clogged up with various stuff I've installed/uninstalled. A lot of
> junk all over the place. I'd like to just "format C" and do a "new"
> install. I have the original systems disk, which I purchased and
> registered.
>
> I've been told that once I've installed and registered XP Pro, I
> cannot reinstall it. Also, I have a 2nd H/D which I use for back-up
> files. It's a Fat32 format. I don't want to change that. With W98
> SE, I had no problems formating the drive and doing reinstalls.
>
> Is what I want to do possible, with no problems to look forward to?
>
> Appreciate any assistance on this.
>
>
Anonymous
June 17, 2005 3:30:10 AM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.perform_maintain (More info?)

Hi / Bonjour *Al Fabet* :

> I've been running XP Pro SP2 for some time now, and it's gotten all
> clogged up with various stuff I've installed/uninstalled. A lot of
> junk all over the place. I'd like to just "format C" and do a "new"
> install. I have the original systems disk, which I purchased and
> registered.
>
> I've been told that once I've installed and registered XP Pro, I
> cannot reinstall it. Also, I have a 2nd H/D which I use for back-up
> files. It's a Fat32 format. I don't want to change that. With W98
> SE, I had no problems formating the drive and doing reinstalls.
>
> Is what I want to do possible, with no problems to look forward to?
>
> Appreciate any assistance on this.

Yes you can reinstall Windows XP from the Wxp CD...
Don't forget to enable the firewall before the first internet connection,
update W xp and the drivers from the manufacturer of your PC components...

Also : to avoid this situation in the future
("it's gotten all clogged up with various stuff I've installed/uninstalled"):

I suggest you to use a Installation / Uninstallation software such as
Total Uninstall ... I'm using the version 2.34 (now 2.35) since years
and avoid a lot of headache...

Hope this help.

:) 


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