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#1 Hikermann

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Posted 06 April 2013 - 02:31 PM

Please / Thanks:  I want to clear my harddrive and start fresh; how does one do that?  Have existing partitions (C:\programs, etc.; D:\all data files); know how to reload WINXP Home from my disk and other programs, but don't want to replace or overwrite XP again.

Any direction(s) much appreciated.



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#2 hamluis

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Posted 06 April 2013 - 04:36 PM

From previous topic:  "Windows XP Home; my long-hardworking HP Deskjet died, so I went by the computer recycle shop and picked up an "interim" monochrome so I can at least get basic docs happening;"

 

Is this the system that you "picked up"?  System manufacturer and model?

 

<<...but don't want to replace or overwrite XP again.>>

 

That makes no sense to me...unless you have a valid license and media to install some other version of Windows...and you posted this in the XP forum, so it seems that you want to reinstall XP.

 

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Posted 07 April 2013 - 12:26 AM

Yeah he wants to format and reinstall XP.

Hikermann, where do you keep a backup of D:\all data files? In case something happens to the drive.




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