Re booting XP

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

  1. niloc

    niloc

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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
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    Elizabeth23

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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:

    http://pcsupport.about.com/od/operatingsystems/ss/instxpclean1.htm
    With pictures of clean install
    http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows-xp/help/setup/install-windows-xp
    http://www.windowsxphome.windowsreinstall.com/sp2installxpcdoldhdd/indexfullpage.htm
    Clean installs of XP sites

    http://www.windowsreinstall.com/winxpmce/installxpmcecdoldhdd/indexthumbnails.htm
    XP Media Center reinstallations

    Courtesy of Tricky 300

    Before you install SP3 read this article…
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/950717
    …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…
    http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/softwareDownloadIndex?cc=uk&lc=en&dlc=en&softwareitem=pv-60484-2
    …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...
    http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?displaylang=en&id=24
    …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
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    niloc

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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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