Clean install of Windows XP

Posted: 08-31-2003, 01:15 AM
I have lots of garbage no longer needed on here and
plenty of lag. I installed a new video card since the
time I installed XP the first time. When I reformat, and
reisntall and XP has me "Activate Windows", will this
work OK, after completely reformatting HDD and a new
video card? I know Windows needs 7/10 for it to startup,
but what about re-installation?

Thanks for any info.

Clean install of Windows XP


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Randy Byrne [MVP]
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Re: Clean install of Windows XP
Posted: 08-31-2003, 01:48 AM
If you were activated before the reformat/re-install, then you should have no problem
doing the internet activation. If you do have problems, just call the activation
support line phone number that is presented to you, tell them what you are doing and
they should activate it you with no problems.

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"Rich" <SNIPERANGER1TC@wowway.com> wrote in message
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> I have lots of garbage no longer needed on here and
> plenty of lag. I installed a new video card since the
> time I installed XP the first time. When I reformat, and
> reisntall and XP has me "Activate Windows", will this
> work OK, after completely reformatting HDD and a new
> video card? I know Windows needs 7/10 for it to startup,
> but what about re-installation?
>
> Thanks for any info.

Lou Pickersgill
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Clean install of windows xp
Posted: 04-18-2004, 10:18 AM
I am trying to do a clean install and can only get as far
as press enter to set up. The screen says "The following
list shows existing partitions and unpartitioned space on
this computer,
To set up press enter
to create partition press C
to delete partition press D

and then in a box it says "unknown disk
(There is no disk in this drive)"

I have to switch off and reboot. What do I need to do?

Lou Pickersgill
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Re: Clean install of windows xp
Posted: 04-18-2004, 10:50 AM

"Lou Pickersgill" <anonymous@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
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> I am trying to do a clean install and can only get as far
> as press enter to set up. The screen says "The following
> list shows existing partitions and unpartitioned space on
> this computer,
> To set up press enter
> to create partition press C
> to delete partition press D
>
> and then in a box it says "unknown disk
> (There is no disk in this drive)"
>
> I have to switch off and reboot. What do I need to do?
>
> Lou Pickersgill

Boot up your PC with a Win98 boot disk from
www.bootdisk.com, then run delpart.exe from
http://www.russelltexas.com/delpart.htm
to delete all existing partitions.


 
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