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format windows xp home edition

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Jim, Apr 23, 2010.

  1. Jim

    Jim Flightless Bird

    how do i reformat my puter i have the dick to reenstall
     
  2. Pegasus [MVP]

    Pegasus [MVP] Flightless Bird

    "Jim" <Jim@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:CF4A99AB-9AAE-4303-A0A3-FBB3F7D2F404@microsoft.com...
    > how do i reformat my puter i have the dick to reenstall


    You follow the prompts on the screen (while checking the spelling of your
    posts . . .)
     
  3. PA Bear [MS MVP]

    PA Bear [MS MVP] Flightless Bird

    Why do you have to "reenstall" your dick?

    HOW TO do a clean install of WinXP: See
    http://michaelstevenstech.com/cleanxpinstall.html#steps and/or Method 1 in
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/978307

    After the clean install, you will have the equivalent of a "new computer" so
    take care of everything on the following page before otherwise connecting
    the machine to the internet or a local network (i.e., other computers) and
    before using a flash drive or SDCard that isn't brand-new or hasn't been
    freshly formatted:

    4 steps to help protect your new computer before you go online
    http://www.microsoft.com/security/pypc.aspx

    Other helpful references include:

    HOW TO get a computer running WinXP Gold (no Service Packs) fully patched
    (after a clean install)
    http://groups.google.com/group/microsoft.public.windowsupdate/msg/3f5afa8ed33e121c

    HOW TO get a computer running WinXP SP1(a) or SP2 fully patched (after a
    clean install)
    http://groups.google.com/group/microsoft.public.windowsxp.general/msg/a066ae41add7dd2b

    Tip: After getting the computer fully-patched, download/install KB971029
    manually: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/971029

    NB: Any Norton or McAfee free-trial that came preinstalled on the computer
    when you bought it will be reinstalled (but invalid) when Windows is
    reinstalled. You MUST uninstall the free-trial and download/run the
    appropriate removal tool before installing any updates, Windows Service
    Packs or IE upgrades and before installing your new anti-virus application
    (which will require WinXP SP3 to be installed).

    Norton Removal Tool
    ftp://ftp.symantec.com/public/english_us_canada/removal_tools/Norton_Removal_Tool.exe

    McAfee Consumer Products Removal Tool
    http://download.mcafee.com/products/licensed/cust_support_patches/MCPR.exe

    --
    ~Robear Dyer (PA Bear)
    MS MVP-IE, Mail, Security, Windows Client - since 2002


    Jim wrote:
    > how do i reformat my puter i have the dick to reenstall
     
  4. Jim

    Jim Flightless Bird

    On Fri, 23 Apr 2010 19:07:01 -0700, Jim
    <Jim@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:

    >how do i reformat my puter i have the dick to reenstall


    Why do you want to format ?
     
  5. Unknown

    Unknown Flightless Bird

    Reformat your 'puter????? To what?
    "Jim" <Jim@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:CF4A99AB-9AAE-4303-A0A3-FBB3F7D2F404@microsoft.com...
    > how do i reformat my puter i have the dick to reenstall
     
  6. Michael

    Michael Flightless Bird

    "Unknown" <unknown@unknown.kom> wrote in message
    news:#925z474KHA.4520@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
    > Reformat your 'puter????? To what?
    > "Jim" <Jim@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    > news:CF4A99AB-9AAE-4303-A0A3-FBB3F7D2F404@microsoft.com...
    >> how do i reformat my puter i have the dick to reenstall


    To reenstall his dick, silly...
    --


    "Don't pick a fight with an old man.
    If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you."
     
  7. Bruce Chambers

    Bruce Chambers Flightless Bird

    Jim wrote:
    > how do i reformat my puter i have the dick to reenstall



    All legitimate WinXP installation CDs are bootable and have the
    capability of deleting, creating, and formatting partitions.

    Simply boot from the WinXP installation CD. You'll be offered the
    opportunity to delete, create, and format partitions as part of the
    installation process. (You may need to re-arrange the order of boot
    devices in the PC's BIOS to boot from the CD.)

    HOW TO Install Windows XP
    http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=KB;en-us;316941

    http://www.michaelstevenstech.com/cleanxpinstall.html

    http://www.webtree.ca/windowsxp/clean_install.htm


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    Bruce Chambers

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    safety deserve neither liberty nor safety. ~Benjamin Franklin

    Many people would rather die than think; in fact, most do. ~Bertrand Russell

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    killed a great many philosophers.
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