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Question on removing critical files before overinstalling ..

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January 12, 2005 12:39:50 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.win95.general.discussion (More info?)

Hello,


I've noticed when WindowsXP does a repair install, it quickly
deletes some files before starting the overinstall. I'm sure these
are critical files that need replacing if windows becomes corrupt.

I've overinstalled Windows98 several times, with and without success.
I wonder if there is a list of crucial files that need to be removed
before installing. Especially if updates have been performed. I always
get the "The file you are installing is older than the file you are
trying to copy". I never know when to keep or replace. The
newer file could be causing the problem.

Is there a list of files that need to be removed before
overinstalling, including updated files and folders?
Once the overinstall is complete then perform all the updates again.


Thanks

Kendall
January 12, 2005 12:40:39 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.win95.general.discussion (More info?)

WHOOPS wrong group. oh well it does apply to Win95 as well.


On Wed, 12 Jan 2005 09:39:50 -0600, Bob <Bob@lax.net> wrote:

>Hello,
>
>
> I've noticed when WindowsXP does a repair install, it quickly
>deletes some files before starting the overinstall. I'm sure these
>are critical files that need replacing if windows becomes corrupt.
>
> I've overinstalled Windows98 several times, with and without success.
>I wonder if there is a list of crucial files that need to be removed
>before installing. Especially if updates have been performed. I always
>get the "The file you are installing is older than the file you are
>trying to copy". I never know when to keep or replace. The
>newer file could be causing the problem.
>
> Is there a list of files that need to be removed before
>overinstalling, including updated files and folders?
>Once the overinstall is complete then perform all the updates again.
>
>
>Thanks
>
>Kendall
!