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My computer runs on WinXP Pro. Lately, it has started showing some trouble in processing speed. If more than one Internet Explorer windows are opened, or if applications like ADOBE Photoshop are used, the system slows down to almost a standstill. Even using the Windows Task Manager to shut down certain processes doesn't help.
I've run virus scans and spyware scans and the problem still persists.
So, I've decided to resort to the oldest solution: reinstall windows XP!
However, when I run the installation CD and try to choose "Fresh installation", the setup program returns a message "Product Key invalid".

My questions:

1. Can I format the hard drive and reinstall win xp without doing a fresh installation?
2. If I have to do an upgrade installation (which Im guessing is the same as a reinstall?), then how can i get rid of all the old data that's lying scattered around on my hard disk?
3.I'm connected to the internet through an NTL Broadband 1MB link (cable). Does this have anything to do with it? Also, I recently uninstalled LIMEWIRE; could that be causing any problems?

I would REALLY appreciate it if anyone could throw some light on this problem or make suggestions that may be helpful.

Hope to get an answer soon!

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As one of the people that replied to your first post - which is exactly the same as this one and lower down todays list - I am wondering why you have double posted?

If you need further advice or clarification you can make a request on the other string and it will come to the top of todays posting list. Your posts to date will enable people to respond with more accuracy. It will also be helpful if you can state clearly what you are trying to achieve and what you have tried so far.

Please do not double post in this way.

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petercj said:
As one of the people that replied to your first post - which is exactly the same as this one and lower down todays list - I am wondering why you have double posted?

If you need further advice or clarification you can make a request on the other string and it will come to the top of todays posting list. Your posts to date will enable people to respond with more accuracy.

Please do not double post in this way.

Peter


Sorry about this. I couldnt' find my earlier post!
 
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