Posted 05 February 2011 - 11:05 AM
I have an old Dell Inspiron 9100; currently have Win XP Professional (sp2) / Pentium 4 (dual core) / 512MB RAM. Its a 2nd laptop of mine that i was thinking of using to experiment on, maybe even use as a file server, so i can start getting my hands dirty with setting up a home network.
I did have a few viruses on it that i never got around to cleaning; i had shut her down & packed it away for about 2 years. I just took it out again & have some extra time to finally do something with it. There is nothing personal on it, so rather than trying to clean it up, I want to blow out the OS & start from scratch for my own practice & experience.
I guess im looking to start some dialouge around the best aproach for this &/or sugggestions? I was planning on re-loading Win XP Professional using the original CD. Any thought's / ideas / commments on the best way to blow out the OS & then start my reinstall?