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Old 02-09-2008
jolsimon
 

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Trying to restore windows to default setting
Is there an easy way to reset WindowsXP to the default way it arrived to the
consumer? I am trying to get rid of everything on the computer except for the
OS. I can not for the life of me get this to work. Any advice?

Joe
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Old 02-10-2008
Rick Rogers
 

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Re: Trying to restore windows to default setting
Hi,

Unless you still have a restore point from then, no. You would have to do a
clean install to a new folder.

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"jolsimon" <jolsimon@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
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> Is there an easy way to reset WindowsXP to the default way it arrived to
> the
> consumer? I am trying to get rid of everything on the computer except for
> the
> OS. I can not for the life of me get this to work. Any advice?
>
> Joe


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Old 02-10-2008
Malke
 

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Re: Trying to restore windows to default setting
jolsimon wrote:

> Is there an easy way to reset WindowsXP to the default way it arrived to
> the consumer? I am trying to get rid of everything on the computer except
> for the OS. I can not for the life of me get this to work. Any advice?


Since you didn't tell us anything about your computer, I can only give you a
general answer.

1. If this is an OEM machine (Dell, Sony, HP, etc.) refer to the computer
manual or the OEM's website for your specific model computer to see how to
restore it to factory condition. If you can't find anything, you can always
call tech support.

2. If this is a generic/home-built machine where you installed XP yourself,
do a clean install:

http://michaelstevenstech.com/cleanxpinstall.html - Clean Install How-To
http://www.elephantboycomputers.com/...alling_Windows - What
you will need on-hand


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