I'm about to upgrade my motherboard. Needless to say, I'll reinstall Windows XP. However, there are several issues which follow:
1. I'm not going to format my HD. I want to reinstall Windows XP from scratch. However, I am thinking of deleting "Program Files", "Document Settigs" and "c:\windows". Is that enough?
2. I don't intend to reinstall my games, just leave them intact in "c:\games" (where I've always installed them). I believe I may reload them easily later when I finish reinstallation (os, detonators, drivers, etc). I once reinstalled Windows 2000 and was able to play "Return to Wolfenstein" without a need to reinstall the game.
The best way I have found to do this, is to divide your HDD into more than one partition to begin with. Then, you can load all your games and stuff on the other partition, just in case you need to reinstall XP. After a clean install, you just need to set up your short cuts.
My Daddy used to tell me:
<b>It's better to keep your mouth shut and let people think you're stupid, then it is to open your mouth and prove it.</b>
I never was good at taking advice!