Re booting XP

Discussion in 'Windows XP Help and Support' started by niloc, Jun 12, 2013.

  1. niloc


    Jun 12, 2013
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    I have an old HP lap top with "XP home" I would like to restore to original configuration and then reinstall, I have the "Driver rec CD" and "Application rec CD" at the moment it is up to date and I realise that I will need to d/l SP 2 and 3 + other updates, the reason for this rather drastic action is that it is very cluttered with unwanted apps and programs.
    How do I delete XP and start again? Thanks in advance
    niloc, Jun 12, 2013
  2. niloc


    Dec 10, 2012
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    I need the Make, Model, and Model number of your pc so I can look for an online manual

    if you are at sp1 you can go directly to sp3

    here are some links for you to read until I can get the info on your pc:
    With pictures of clean install
    Clean installs of XP sites
    XP Media Center reinstallations

    Courtesy of Tricky 300

    Before you install SP3 read this article…
    …and if your PC is an HP Pavilion, Presario or Media Center and has an AMD processor you need to install this patch before installing SP3…
    …to find out if you have an AMD processor...
    • Hold down the Windows key (between Ctrl and Alt) and hit the Pause Break key
    • Your processor type is shown in the Computer: section
    Then install SP3 by downloading and running from...
    …you can ignore the text that says that it is for network installations and also ignore the text advising Windows/Microsoft Update if only updating one PC.
    Elizabeth23, Jun 12, 2013
  3. niloc


    Jun 12, 2013
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    Thanks Elizabeth
    HP Pavilion zv 5000
    sn = CND41006GN
    XP Home edition
    will check out your links
    The reason I want to start from scratch is that The HD is only 30GB and I only have 12GB of free space but I don't seem able to improve on that. also it will be a back up PC only which if successful I can convert to wireless
    niloc, Jun 13, 2013
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