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Clear out & reboot of WindowsXP


immer

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I read a proposal to clear out & reinstall WXP operating system as a means of cleaning "C" drive. If I were to move all my documents to the next partition (which I have anyway as backup) am I still able to get the full service packs & last updates. I went from updateCD to WXP then updateCD to service pack3. Do I uninstall service pack3 as as the first move then repair/reinstall the basic XP. Please can you advise on the best procedure.

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Fruit Bat /\0/\

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See here

Once you have formatted the drive and reinstalled XP then install the service packs and any drivers you need and antivirus / antimalware to connect to the internet. Once connected windows will then auto update the remainig updates issued after SP3

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immer

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Thanks, but do I uninstall the service pacs bit by bit first, or can it be done in one move please?

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gengiscant

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Just install SP3 then any other updates that came after it was issued.

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