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Posted 02 November 2005 - 10:42 PM
Posted 03 November 2005 - 01:51 AM
XP Pro or Home comes with a zillion drivers built in, I would expect it to recognise any equipment made within the last 5 years. If you have something out of the ordinary which XP does not recognise then a visit to the manufacturer's website usually enables you to download a suitable driver there.
1) Is there any way to ensure I get all the files necessary to make all of my hardware and software work properly (eg, drivers, program files, etc.)?
They must be re-installed.
2) Are programs (image viewing programs, winamp, messengers, etc.) transferable via data disc, or do I just need to re-download/install them?
Make anti-virus software the first thing to load after XP is running, closely followed by a selection of anti-spyware software and a good firewall (turn off the Windows firewall 'cause it's inadequate).
3) Since some of my files may be infected with spyware, how do I watch out for any so that I don't take them and put them on my computer again after the install of XP?
Unless your drive is partitioned you won't be able to keep any data on there if you do a clean installaion of XP because you will format your hard drive first.
4) Any other advice regarding keeping files on my harddrive when installing a new OS?
Posted 03 November 2005 - 03:37 AM
Edited by acklan, 03 November 2005 - 03:41 AM.
Posted 05 November 2005 - 12:58 AM
Edited by Enthusiast, 05 November 2005 - 12:59 AM.
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