Clean Install Of Windows XP

Posted: 10-03-2003, 05:46 AM
Where do I need to go in order to get instructions (step-
by-step) on how to do a Clean Install of Windows XP. I
want to completely wipe out my hard drive and reinstall
Windows XP.

Thanks,
Matt

Clean Install Of Windows XP


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Gary Tsang
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Re: Clean Install Of Windows XP
Posted: 10-03-2003, 05:56 AM
Easiest way is to take your Windows XP Installation CD, and boot your
computer off of the CD.
You may have to go into your BIOS to tell your computer to boot off your
cdrom.

Once it starts booting off the cd, this will startup the Windows XP
installation process.
During the process, it'll ask you where you want to install your Windows and
options are given if you want to delete the partition and format the hard
drive.

Choose the format hard drive option and continue the setup and you'll have a
fresh brand new install of Windows XP.


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"Matt C." <matt_conk@yahoo.com> wrote in message
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> Where do I need to go in order to get instructions (step-
> by-step) on how to do a Clean Install of Windows XP. I
> want to completely wipe out my hard drive and reinstall
> Windows XP.
>
> Thanks,
> Matt

res
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RE: Clean Install Of Windows XP
Posted: 10-03-2003, 06:05 AM
start here...........
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http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/h...obuy/upgrading
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>-----Original Message-----
>Where do I need to go in order to get instructions (step-
>by-step) on how to do a Clean Install of Windows XP. I
>want to completely wipe out my hard drive and reinstall
>Windows XP.
>
>Thanks,
>Matt
>.
>
Ramesh
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Re: Clean Install Of Windows XP
Posted: 10-03-2003, 06:24 AM
Hi Matt,

Follow this Clean Installation routine. It completely formats the hard disk
and installs XP from scratch. You require the XP CD.

** First, backup the data on the hard disk to a removable storage device **

====Partitioning====

1. Insert the Windows XP CD-ROM into your CD-ROM drive.
2. At the Welcome to Setup page, press ENTER to continue.
3. Press F8 to accept the Windows XP Licensing Agreement.
4. If an existing Windows XP installation is detected, you will be prompted
to repair it. At this point hit the ESC key (in other words, do not
repair).
5. The screen will now list all existing partitions and un-partitioned space
for each hard disk. Use the cursor/arrow keys to choose where to create the
new partition. Press D to delete an existing partition or press C to create
a new partition in un-partitioned space. If you press D to delete an
existing partition, you must then press L (or press ENTER, and then press L
if it is the System partition) to confirm that you want to delete that
partition. Repeat this process for each of the existing partitions that you
want to move (or remove) in order to create your new partition. When all
necessary partitions are deleted, you can then select the remaining
un-partitioned space and then press C to create new partitions.

Note: If you want to create a partition where at least one partition already
exists, you must first delete the existing partition or partitions and then
create the new partition. Type the size in megabytes (MB) that you want the
new partition to be. Then press ENTER. Alternatively, you can just press
ENTER to create the partition using all the available space (i.e. create the
biggest possible partition).

If you want to install Windows XP, use the arrow keys to select the
partition where you want to install Windows XP and then press ENTER.

Note: If you do not want to format the partition and install Windows XP,
press F3 twice to quit Setup, and ignore the following section. If you do
this, you must find another way to format the partition.

===Formatting the drive===

To format the partition, use the arrow keys to select the partition where
you want to install Windows XP.

* Select the NTFS formatting option and press ENTER
* Choose Quick Format or Full Format:

Differences Between a Quick Format and Format During Windows XP Setup
http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=302686

* Continue installing Windows


Windows XP Clean Install Guides:
http://www.michaelstevenstech.com/cleanxpinstall.html
http://theeldergeek.com/xp_home_install_-_graphic.htm


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"Matt C." <matt_conk@yahoo.com> wrote in message
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Where do I need to go in order to get instructions (step-
by-step) on how to do a Clean Install of Windows XP. I
want to completely wipe out my hard drive and reinstall
Windows XP.

Thanks,
Matt


Michael Solomon \(MS-MVP Windows Shell/User\)
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Re: Clean Install Of Windows XP
Posted: 10-03-2003, 06:42 AM
Boot with the XP CD in the drive. When you see the message on the boot
screen to "Press any key in order to boot from the CD," do so.

After loading drivers and files, you should be taken to a screen with
the following:

To Setup Windows XP now, press ENTER.
To Repair a Windows XP Installation using Recovery Console press R.
To Quit setup without installing Windows XP, press F3.

In your case, press ENTER.

Agree to the License agreement by pressing F8.

You will then be taken to a screen with two options.

To repair the selected Windows XP installation press R.
To continue installing a fresh copy of Windows XP without repairing,
press ESC.

This will bring you to a partition map where you
can delete, create and format partitions.
Select the drive you wish to format, delete the partition, then create a new
partition, format as desired and continue with XP installation.


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"Matt C." <matt_conk@yahoo.com> wrote in message
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> Where do I need to go in order to get instructions (step-
> by-step) on how to do a Clean Install of Windows XP. I
> want to completely wipe out my hard drive and reinstall
> Windows XP.
>
> Thanks,
> Matt

Bruce Chambers
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Re: Clean Install Of Windows XP
Posted: 10-03-2003, 03:53 PM
Greetings --

Simply boot from the WinXP installation CD. You'll be offered the
opportunity to delete, create, and format partitions as part of the
installation process. (You may need to re-arrange the order of boot
devices in the PC's BIOS to boot from the CD.)

HOW TO Install Windows XP
http://support.microsoft.com/default...B;en-us;316941

http://www.michaelstevenstech.com/cleanxpinstall.html

http://www.webtree.ca/windowsxp/clean_install.htm


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"Matt C." <matt_conk@yahoo.com> wrote in message
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> Where do I need to go in order to get instructions (step-
> by-step) on how to do a Clean Install of Windows XP. I
> want to completely wipe out my hard drive and reinstall
> Windows XP.
>
> Thanks,
> Matt

 
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