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August 30, 2004 6:16:23 PM

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i want to install the windows xp on my computer because
is to stupid... but i already have that windows...
i can´t remove the program from my computer...
what i have to do to remove and then re_install?
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August 30, 2004 7:35:22 PM

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These are the instructions to format and reinstall. NOTE: this will
completely wipe your drive and you will lose all current files on that drive
unless you first backup your data to another location. There is no means of
simply removing Windows unless you upgraded from a previous version in which
case you could remove XP through add/remove programs in control panel:
Assuming your system is set to boot from the CD-ROM drive, boot with the XP
CD in the drive. If it isn't or you are not sure, you need to enter the
system's BIOS. When you boot the system, the first screen usually has
instructions that if you wish to enter setup press a specific key, when you
see that, do so. Then you will have to navigate to the boot sequence, if
the CD-ROM drive is not first line, set it first in the boot sequence. Save
your settings and exit with the XP CD in the drive. The system will reboot.

A few screens into the boot process, if you see the message on the boot
screen to "Press any key in order to boot from the CD," do so.

After loading drivers and files, you should be taken to a screen with
the following:

To Setup Windows XP now, press ENTER.
To Repair a Windows XP Installation using Recovery Console press R.
To Quit setup without installing Windows XP, press F3.

In your case, press ENTER.

Agree to the License agreement by pressing F8.

You will then be taken to a screen with two options.

To repair the selected Windows XP installation press R.
To continue installing a fresh copy of Windows XP without repairing,
press ESC.

This will bring you to a partition map where you
can delete, create and format partitions.
Select the drive you wish to format, delete the partition, then create a new
partition, format as desired and continue with XP installation.


--
Michael Solomon MS-MVP
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"David" <anonymous@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:308501c48ed6$9a7fd170$a301280a@phx.gbl...
i want to install the windows xp on my computer because
is to stupid... but i already have that windows...
i can´t remove the program from my computer...
what i have to do to remove and then re_install?
Anonymous
August 30, 2004 10:58:33 PM

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Greetings --

Simply boot from the WinXP installation CD. You'll be offered the
opportunity to delete, create, and format partitions as part of the
installation process. (You may need to re-arrange the order of boot
devices in the PC's BIOS to boot from the CD.)

HOW TO Install Windows XP
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=KB;en-us;316941

http://www.michaelstevenstech.com/cleanxpinstall.html

http://www.webtree.ca/windowsxp/clean_install.htm


Bruce Chambers
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"David" <anonymous@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:308501c48ed6$9a7fd170$a301280a@phx.gbl...
i want to install the windows xp on my computer because
is to stupid... but i already have that windows...
i can´t remove the program from my computer...
what i have to do to remove and then re_install?
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August 31, 2004 5:22:09 AM

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On Mon, 30 Aug 2004 14:16:23 -0700, David scratched out the following:

> i want to install the windows xp on my computer because is to stupid...
> but i already have that windows... i can´t remove the program from my
> computer... what i have to do to remove and then re_install?

Huh? What are you saying????
Anonymous
August 31, 2004 5:29:47 AM

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On Mon, 30 Aug 2004 14:16:23 -0700, David wrote:

> i want to install the windows xp on my computer because is to stupid...
> but i already have that windows... i can´t remove the program from my
> computer... what i have to do to remove and then re_install?

huh? what you saying?
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