Fellow Bleeping Computer users,
I am going to go out on a limb here and risk sounding (as well as revealing) how ignorant I am in the fine art of Windows XP.
What I would like to do is a CLEAN INSTALL of the OS (Windows XP SP Professional). Also, I would very much like to preserve my "current user EVERYTHING" so that after my clean install I am able to easily reestablish that aforementioned "current user EVERYTHING". I don't really use any backup program per se. Rather, what I do, is I regularly COPY (entirely) my user folder from within Documents & Settings to a folder on my Storage Drive.
I KNOW there must be a fairly "simple" way for me to do a CLEAN INSTALL of PX and then, if and when I so desire, either TOTALLY or PARTIALLY re-establish this current user into my new, clean install of PX.
Do I want to make an "Image" of my USER files and folders? OR, do I want to make an "Image" of my entire "CURRENT" install of XP??
Also, what kinds of methods are at my disposal for doing this and when I ask, "what methods are at my disposal" I am SERIOUSLY looking for the simplest, yet most dependable ways to accomplish my considered task.
And so, I turn to you, the community of users of this forum because I KNOW that among YOU lies the best answer for me to accomplish what I am setting out to do and I KNOW that I can completely depend on your knowledge, reliability and HONESTY..AS WELL AS your ability to make this as easy for me to both understand AND accomplish!!!
Thank you, as always I KNOW I will NOT be disappointed!!
"The right direction's all that counts and there's no way for me to get there late!!"