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restoring xp with restore disk

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#1 az55


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Posted 20 July 2009 - 07:43 PM

In a nut shell......Got infected , came here and got great help cleaning the computer of infections etc.
( thanks Boopme :thumbsup:) . I still cant get into safe mode with f8 and in general the computer is just not acting right ,so I feel it would be safer to reinstall xp. and take no chances.

I have all of the info and data that I want to save burned to a dvd to reinstall later. In the process of gathering all of the stuff I wanted to save I realized just how much "junk" was installed with the windows xp.

I know the restore disk wipes and restores the computer to its original state and more than likely
it restores all the "junk" too . Is it possable to just install only what I need without all the other stuff.

I have a compaq pc with xp home installed and only have the restore disk that I made on the computer when I brought it.

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#2 CoolCatBad


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Posted 20 July 2009 - 08:13 PM

Only if there is an option to install just XP during recovery, better not to tamper with the disc.

Uninstall the crap you don't want after recovery. PC Decrapifier may help.

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