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Installing WindowsXP Home


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#1 Peg2Unic

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Posted 27 February 2009 - 08:55 AM

My computer crashed. My backup CD's were damaged. I downloaded several programs on a friend's computer. I wiped C: .
I have an associate's degree in computer science, but I got it in 1992, and haven't used it.
When I receive the new WindowsXP Home in the mail, is it safe to just put it in the computer and just start it?
I feel really stupid. I used to know how to do backups on mainframes. Been a minute, though.
I would really appreciate any help or information you could give me.
Thanks

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Posted 27 February 2009 - 09:27 AM

Hi :thumbsup:, some links to guide you through:

XP Clean Install, Stevens - http://www.michaelstevenstech.com/cleanxpinstall.html

Clean Install Procedure with Illustrative Screen Captures - http://www.theeldergeek.com/xp_home_install_-_graphic.htm

Paul Thurrott's SuperSite for Windows Windows XP Clean Install (Interactive Setup) - http://www.winsupersite.com/showcase/windowsxp_sg_clean.asp

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Posted 05 March 2009 - 08:30 AM

Thanks for the help, but now that I have done a clean install of WindowsXP Home, it won't allow me to get online anymore. I really don't know what to do next.

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Posted 05 March 2009 - 08:44 AM

Sounds like you might need network adapter drivers. How are you trying to connect, cable, dialup, or what? How old is your system?

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Posted 05 March 2009 - 01:18 PM

System manufacturer and model?

As previously suggested, it does sound like drivers need to be installed.

You can check Device Manager (Start/Run...type devmgmt.msc and hit OK/Enter) for indications of any drivers that might now require installation.

How to update a Windows hardware driver - http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/tutorials/how-to-update-a-windows-hardware-driver/

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