Reinstall from factory disk image

Discussion in 'Windows XP Installation and Setup' started by DESHOOTER, May 18, 2014.

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    DESHOOTER

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    I have an HP desktop been a great machine I just wanna go to my original out of box setup and start over. I do this from time to time. My question is its XP so if I use the disk image thats on it will I be able to get all the necessary updates from up until XP's end of support? are they still out there? Thanks
     
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    yes they are still available, but for microsoft updates to work you will need sp3 and ie8 installed, and sp2 if your disc image has no service packs.

    you will have to download manually and then install from a cd or a flash drive, do not go online until you have these installed and an antivirus installed.

    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.

    Reboot twice after installing.

    ie8

    http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/internet-explorer-8-details.aspx
     
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    Thank You
     
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    you are welcome
     
    Elizabeth23, May 28, 2014
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