Posted 21 August 2008 - 01:04 AM
I have a Dell Latitude D800 laptop (four years old) that has been working flawlessly ever since I purchased it. The only problem I've encountered is hard drive space and recently purchased a WD 160GB HDD and an external enclosure. I've backed up my important personal files from my old hard drive onto the new one. I am now ready to switch the two and install Windows XP onto the new HDD.
My overall question is whether anyone has any tips to ensure I get most of my program settings saved/backed-up properly.
The most important question however, concerns my Norton Antivirus 2003. It expired last month and I have not renewed my subscription, nor do I plan on renewing it for some time. When I go to reinstall XP, how do I ensure that Norton 2003 is on my new install with the last updates I downloaded (July 16, 2008 -- I think). I wish to completely copy Norton exactly as it is right now.
Lastly, I'm completely clueless as to SP1, 2, and 3. Will these automatically install/update when I reinstall XP or will I have to manually find these online and install them.
Thanks for all of your help!