XP Install

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by anewhope, Dec 7, 2002.

  1. anewhope

    anewhope Guest

    I'm going to have to re-install XP Pro over my current installation of XP Pro. Will this process overwrite all of my files and stuff?

    Don't really fancy backing up 40GB worth of stuff :(
  2. NetRyder

    NetRyder Tech Junkie Folding Team

    New York City
    If you do a clean install you will lose all your data on the drive, so make sure you backup.

    If you do an "upgrade" install, only Windows files will be replaced. All your data and your software will remain intact.

    If you're having major problems with your current installation of XP, I would recommend doing a clean install.

    G'luck :)
  3. allan

    allan Guest

    Try a repair install first. Boot to the XP CD and select the second repair option (about 4 screens in). The first repair option will drop you at the Recovery Console, which won't do you any good. But if you take the second repair option it will allow XP to install on top of itself without changing many registry settings. You will not need to reinsall your apps.