Help - Reinstallin XP SP2

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    talrejaharish New Member

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    hey

    this is a result of the fact that my problem cud not be solved at the forums !! :(

    one of the rarest of threads !!! :cry:

    now the thing is tat i need to reinstall my XP

    and i have Win XP cd with SP 1 only

    and I have SP 2 ka org MS cd (wich i got for free)

    so now ... can anyone tel me wether i shud reinstall windows after format or jus reinstall windows ...

    i used to do that for 98SE to solve most of the probs ... tats y ...

    i have only one OS on my system ...

    so kindly guide me for the same !!
     
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    I will suggest a clean install..format and reinstall the OS..

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    xenkatesh Bewitched!

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    Yes that sound good! that give u PC a good performance!!!!
     
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    Hummm....98Se was a easy install...but considering the size of Windows Xp it will be highly recommended that u go in for a clean install and load all the necessary service packs and if possible try to create a Symantec Ghost Image as it will help ya when u have some problems with ur os just load the Symantec image and it will be restored as normal. :D
     
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    yeah clean install unless u want to keep ur current data ....
    then do an overwrite install
    i had to do that ... had a few bugs in my xp only thing it created new users ....
    i wish somehow it would've used the older ones :(
    well the names are same anyways so its cool
     
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    can u tell me sumthin more bout Ghost Image ???


    see the thing is tat i dont hav any other data on my C drive besides the Program Files and Windows Folder and Documents and settings folder.

    all my other data (documents,images,songs,etc.) are on the other drives !!

    so what data are u refering to ??? coz i wud like to keep the same programs installed rather than reinstalin all of them !!

    but will reinstallin after format mak a noticable diference ???

    also , my C drive is 20 GB and windows till now used only around 6-7 GB includin Program files...

    so if i format .. can i split the drive in two of 10GB each and then install XP on one and Linux on one ???
     
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    i use only one partition
    plus program files folder and u know programs and settings
    thats what i meant
    anyways doesnt matter ...
    do a clean install .... it'll be noticably faster ... for a couple of days ;)
    then u just gotta maintain it by using the right tools
    as for splitting ... yeah ull just have to completely repartition everything ... hence u might loose all data on the hdd .. not just the partition
    or ofcourse after installin windows u can use partition magic or similar software and create another partition and install linux
    i suggest the latter .. it'll be easier
     
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    - whats ur hdd manufacturer ?? they have disk managers in their site which u can d/l and make a bootable floppy disk from ur friends computer
    - it repartitions the drive and format is faster . u can also backup ur mbr , in case u end up with problems when installing linux later .
    - since u have 20 , go for

    Win98 - 2gb
    Winxp - 5gb
    Data - 5gb ( ur e drive in this case for mp3 movies etc )
    Linux 8 gb

    having win98 fat32 , koz most viruses seem to attack winxp at the moment and hard to clean viruses for xp . u can use 98 to connect the net and xp for other things
    pclinux 04 takes around 5 gb for full installation . this way u can also have two or more linux flavours just to try it later . since ur planning on linux too , u can boot into linux from dos in win98 too
     
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    thnx evryone ... problem solved ... dont need to reinstall Windows XP SP2

    :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D

    lock topic :!: :!: :!:
     
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