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August 1, 2005 6:20:04 PM

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Help. Spent three hours trying to uninstall windows xp home. cannot find
file in the add/remove program. How else can I uninstall windows xp home
edition?
Anonymous
August 1, 2005 8:41:17 PM

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chris wrote:
> Help. Spent three hours trying to uninstall windows xp home. cannot
> find file in the add/remove program. How else can I uninstall
> windows xp home edition?

You are trying to UNINSTALL the operating system?
Might I be so bold as to ask why? Most issues with Windows XP can be
resolved with a little help.
However - if you want to uninstall it - there MAY be two methods for you..

I suppose you upgraded from a previous OS?
How to uninstall Windows XP and revert to a previous operating system
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/303661

If it was not an upgrade install (done from inside Windows) then a clean
install may be your only choice. That means erasing everything and
installing your new OS/applications.

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August 1, 2005 8:41:18 PM

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Thanks. I need to uninstall and then reinstall windows xp. Spyware has
taken hold of the system making everything so slow. Also, IE is corrupt and
can't get online anymore. I had to do this with my main computer but had
Dell's help. Now they want a fee. So anything info you can send my way would
be most appreciated. Oh, I do have spy sweeper now on my main computer,
unfortunately not my son's.

"Shenan Stanley" wrote:

> chris wrote:
> > Help. Spent three hours trying to uninstall windows xp home. cannot
> > find file in the add/remove program. How else can I uninstall
> > windows xp home edition?
>
> You are trying to UNINSTALL the operating system?
> Might I be so bold as to ask why? Most issues with Windows XP can be
> resolved with a little help.
> However - if you want to uninstall it - there MAY be two methods for you..
>
> I suppose you upgraded from a previous OS?
> How to uninstall Windows XP and revert to a previous operating system
> http://support.microsoft.com/kb/303661
>
> If it was not an upgrade install (done from inside Windows) then a clean
> install may be your only choice. That means erasing everything and
> installing your new OS/applications.
>
> --
> Shenan Stanley
> MS-MVP
> --
> How To Ask Questions The Smart Way
> http://www.catb.org/~esr/faqs/smart-questions.html
>
>
>
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Anonymous
August 1, 2005 9:52:08 PM

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Don't worry about uninstalling.

Clean Install Windows
http://www.michaelstevenstech.com/cleanxpinstall.html

Windows XP Clean Installation - Partitioning and Formatting using Windows XP
CD
http://www.mvps.org/sramesh2k/XPClean.htm

HOW TO Partition and Format a Hard Disk in Windows XP
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;[LN];Q313348

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In news:D D93504D-5E6B-44EE-B310-CBA497C8B6A8@microsoft.com,
chris <chris@discussions.microsoft.com> hunted and pecked:
> Thanks. I need to uninstall and then reinstall windows xp. Spyware has
> taken hold of the system making everything so slow. Also, IE is corrupt
> and can't get online anymore. I had to do this with my main computer but
> had Dell's help. Now they want a fee. So anything info you can send my
> way would be most appreciated. Oh, I do have spy sweeper now on my main
> computer, unfortunately not my son's.
>
> "Shenan Stanley" wrote:
>
>> chris wrote:
>>> Help. Spent three hours trying to uninstall windows xp home. cannot
>>> find file in the add/remove program. How else can I uninstall
>>> windows xp home edition?
>>
>> You are trying to UNINSTALL the operating system?
>> Might I be so bold as to ask why? Most issues with Windows XP can be
>> resolved with a little help.
>> However - if you want to uninstall it - there MAY be two methods for
>> you..
>>
>> I suppose you upgraded from a previous OS?
>> How to uninstall Windows XP and revert to a previous operating system
>> http://support.microsoft.com/kb/303661
>>
>> If it was not an upgrade install (done from inside Windows) then a clean
>> install may be your only choice. That means erasing everything and
>> installing your new OS/applications.
>>
>> --
>> Shenan Stanley
>> MS-MVP
>> --
>> How To Ask Questions The Smart Way
>> http://www.catb.org/~esr/faqs/smart-questions.html
Anonymous
August 2, 2005 12:01:54 AM

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chris wrote:
> Help. Spent three hours trying to uninstall windows xp home. cannot find
> file in the add/remove program. How else can I uninstall windows xp home
> edition?


The normal way to "uninstall" any operating system is to format
the hard drive and install a new OS of your choice.

Only if you performed an upgrade from Win98/Me, elected to backup
the old system files, and didn't convert the partition to NTFS, can
you then boot into Safe Mode and click Start > Control Panel
> Add/Remove Programs. All of these conditions must be met for the
uninstall option to be available.


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Anonymous
August 2, 2005 1:40:02 AM

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Chris, take a look at this MS KB Article
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;303661&Product=winxp


"chris" <chris@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
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> Help. Spent three hours trying to uninstall windows xp home. cannot find
> file in the add/remove program. How else can I uninstall windows xp home
> edition?
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