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Restore xp pro to factory settings

Last response: in Windows XP
January 30, 2012 5:26:29 PM

Can't find a winnt.exe or a winnt32.exe in I386 in xp pro. What is an idiot supposed to do to reset the os to factory settng ???
January 30, 2012 8:44:09 PM

Those files in the i386 folder are not there to restore your PC to factory settings; they are there so you can add Windows components without a Windows CD. You must use a restore CD or the restore partition to reset it back to factory settings.