windows xp

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by mike09, Apr 9, 2003.

  1. mike09

    mike09 Moderator

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    i am doing my first format and need a step by step guide to format and reinstall xp. thanks in advance.
     
  2. Un4gIvEn1

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    Pop in CD.
    Boot to CD.
    Follow step-by-step instructions.


    (when it comes up to file system, I recommend NTFS over FAT32)

    Can't get any easier than that, right?
     
  3. sboulema

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    first make backups. then put the xp cd in the drive and restart boot from the cd and follow the options. very simple
     
  4. mike09

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    what about drivers and stuff. do i have to do
    c:/f in the recovery console?
    thanks.
     
  5. muzikool

    muzikool Act your wage. Political User

    Chances are that a majority of your drivers will be installed by XP during the installation and startup. If it turns out that you're missing something, then you can always download it from the web after the installation is done. Most of the vendors' sites have driver downloads, but let us know if you need help finding a driver for a specific piece of hardware. As far as formatting and installation are concerned, you shouldn't have to do anything in DOS or even use the recovery console. What Un4gIvEn1 posted is basically all you need to do. Have the CD in the drive when you start your computer and it should tell you to press any key to boot from the CD. From there you will have a blue screen with instructions and you should be on your way.