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Basically I want to erase all the info on my computer and start it fresh again, is this possible??? If I do this will my computer be like new again??? Sorry but im a newbie. So if this is possible how do I go about doing it???
 

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Couple things,

1) Do you have the FULL version of whatever OS you plan to install, not an upgrade.

2) Do you have all the drivers for every piece of hardware in your system.

3) Do you know how to Fdisk and Format a drive

If you do then its no problem, boot to dos using a bootdisk, Fdisk the thing, then just put in the XP disk and create a new partition during setup...I guess you could technically even delete the current partition then create a new one all in XP setup, and skip the booting to Dos and Fdisking thing...thats just the way I do it. :)
 

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Couple things,

1) Do you have the FULL version of whatever OS you plan to install, not an upgrade.

2) Do you have all the drivers for every piece of hardware in your system.

3) Do you know how to Fdisk and Format a drive

If you do then its no problem, boot to dos using a bootdisk, Fdisk the thing, then just put in the XP disk and create a new partition during setup...I guess you could technically even delete the current partition then create a new one all in XP setup, and skip the booting to Dos and Fdisking thing...thats just the way I do it. :)
1) I dont know, its a cd and it says microsoft windows xp home editon, then in smaller letters it says "the software included on this cd rom has been pre-installed on your hard drive. this cd may be used for backup and recovery of your computer system. So does this mean its the actual software???

2)I dont get what u mean? if yoru talking about cd roms???

3) No



Please help.............:no:
 

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It sounds like your CD is Windows XP home OEM from Gateway or Dell or Compaq probably so, you pop the CD in and it does everything all by itself..even better for you. :)

You shouldn't have a problem, pop in the cd, boot the computer and follow the prompts, choose format & reparation if and when it gives you an option, it might not if its a mandatory condition.

You can forget everything else I said in my prev. post I didn't know you had an OEM version of XP.
 

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Before you reinstall though I highly suggest backing up any info you don't feel like losing. Such as:

Favorites - Aka Bookmarks
My Documents (including My Pctures, and Sounds)
Emails
Downloaded Files
Buddy Lists
Saved Games

... any other files you've added to the computer yourself. You don't have to worry about anything like programs on CD (like word, excel) only documents you've created in those programs.

Good Luck.
 

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if you are an newbie and you want to erase all .
you need know ..... after install windows Xp you need install your enternet connection ,games , other softwares , because maybe you dont need to erase and start again all again , if you dont know install others softwares very importants , you just gona have more problems ..... :rolleyes:

but maybe your friends or some1 know how to install your softwares .

i have Win ME and the other computer have Xp

i erase WinMe and start this computer like 5 times , because i have really big problems , but i think i gona reinstall again this computer . lol
 
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