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Resolved Dirty install of XP

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Dakota, 2013/05/06.

  1. 2013/05/06
    Dakota

    Dakota Well-Known Member Thread Starter

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    There is a way to re-install XP called "dirty install ". I used to use it a long time ago. My wife has an XP computer that is really messing up several things so I would like to use that install again. Only problem is, I have forgotten how to do it. I know you do click on repair at some time but not the first time is shows up i think. Please help. There has to be someone out there that remembers this.
     
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    The term most people use is "Repair Install ".


    Boot from the WinXP CD (you may have to change a setting in your BIOS that allows you to boot from the CD). Do not choose the option to repair an XP installation using Recovery Console when prompted, choose the option to To set up Windows XP now press ENTER.

    After more files have been copied, you'll get another selection screen where you should select the current XP installation, & the option To Repair the selected Windows XP installation, press R.

    That'll start the repair install.
     
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    Dakota

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    thanks appreciate it
     

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