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#1 ackack

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Posted 17 June 2006 - 03:27 PM

hmm.. im planning on reformatting my computer and im not sure on something

i have a windows xp s1 cd is that basically all i need for the re-formating process?

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Posted 17 June 2006 - 03:39 PM

Do you have SP2 installed on your computer?

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Posted 17 June 2006 - 03:55 PM

This Windows SP1 disk is it English? If yes then go ahead and format and install the English version. If I am not mistaken is this not the third thread you have open on the same subject? You can disregard my post in the other thread there is no way you are going to get a free install cd from Microsoft with the legal copy.

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Posted 17 June 2006 - 04:44 PM

yes i do have SP 2 installed on my computer and yes the SP 1 cd is in english

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Posted 17 June 2006 - 09:28 PM

You'll need:
1) A copy of SP2 (downloaded or ordered)
2) A copy of all system driver installation packages (motherboard/chipset, video, audio, NIC, modem, and any other hardware that you may have installed.
3) Copies of all the software that you want to install on the system
4) Backups of your data from the old system
5) A whole lot of time - this is gonna take a while!
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Posted 17 June 2006 - 10:12 PM

One additional thing:

You will need the 25 digit Microsoft license/key for the copy of Windows you are installing which must never have been installed on any other computer but the one you are installing it on now.

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Posted 18 June 2006 - 03:53 PM

wow thats more work then id thought itd be :thumbsup:




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