Thursday, August 18, 2011

How to reinstall Windows xp

Reinstalling Windows XP is not a bigger task, until and unless you know the exact step how to do it properly. Here we will try to explain it in simple steps “How to reinstall windows XP”.

  1. - First of all copy all you required downloaded program, serial numbers, necessary documents, or any other program to an external hard drive. (Files don’t need to be copied at it won’t get deleted)
  2. - Don’t forget to copy content from “C:\Documents and Settings” folder to other removable USB storage or CD, as those data will be erased.
  3. - Insert Windows CD that came along with the system and reboot the system, If you didn’t receive CD with your system, the XP installation files might be hiding on your hard drive. To access them, press the indicated keys while you reboot, if you don’t find a way please contact your PC manufacturers.
  4. -After rebooting, a message will come “Press Any Key to Boot from CD”, press any key to continue to installation procedure.
  5. - After continuing, Make your selection and follow the on-screen prompts to complete the installation procedure, Its always better to install a fresh copy without formatting the Hard disk thus preventing your files from getting deleted.
  6. - Once the installation is finished, you have to reconfigure your network connections, reinstall device drivers and update XP manually.
  7. - To configure to your new Internet connection, Go to My network places>New Connection and follow prompts with details received from your ISP.
  8. - Check if any driver need to be updated , Right click on My computer select Properties> hardware > Device manager and look for entries with yellow mark, they need to be updated. Go to proper manufacturer site to get the latest downloads.
  9. - Next we are going to updates Windows XP, go to control panel> Windows Update, and follow the prompt in order to update your XP copy with latest security updates.
  10. - Once done above steps, you can paste your backup data on “C:\Document and Settings” to restore the contents.

If you got any problem with installation feel free to ask question

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