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How to perform a clean installation of Window XP?


I want to remove Windows NT and install Windows XP software. What is the best way to do this?


This question was answered on February 23, 2005. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

Performing a clean installation in Windows XP requires you to remove all data from your hard disk by repartitioning and reformatting your hard disk and reinstalling the operating system and programs to an empty hard disk Therefore you should back up all important information before you perform a clean installation of Windows XP.

Follow these steps for installing Windows XP:

1 Start your computer from the Windows XP CD-ROM To do this, insert the Windows XP CD-ROM into your CD drive or DVD drive, and then restart your computer

2 When you see the "Press any key to boot from CD" message, press any key to start the computer from the Windows XP CD-ROM

3 At the Welcome to Setup screen, press ENTER to start Windows XP Setup.

4 Read the End-User License Agreement, and then press F8.

5 Follow the instructions on the screen to select and format a partition where you want to install Windows XP.

6 Follow the instructions on the screen to complete Windows XP Setup

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Posted by Kera of Katharine Gibbs School - New York on February 23, 2005