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Old 09-26-2006, 05:18 AM   #1 (permalink)
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how can i reinstall windows xp without formatting?
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Old 09-26-2006, 06:51 AM   #2 (permalink)
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You just put in your Windows disc and then see if you can find something like "Repair Or Re-Install Windows"
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Old 09-26-2006, 07:03 AM   #3 (permalink)
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did know it was that easy.what then does recovery console do?
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Recovery Console from Windows XP is basically just to fix certain items is your OS.
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XP Repair install

Please read carefully and make sure you followed the warning links before initiating the Repair Install. You can print a text version for reference. repair.txt

Boot the computer using the XP CD. You may need to change the boot order in the system BIOS so the CD boots before the hard drive. Check your system documentation for steps to access the BIOS and change the boot order.
When you see the "Welcome To Setup" screen, you will see the options below
This portion of the Setup program prepares Microsoft
Windows XP to run on your computer:

To setup Windows XP now, press ENTER.

To repair a Windows XP installation using Recovery Console, press R.

To quit Setup without installing Windows XP, press F3.

Press Enter to start the Windows Setup. do not choose "To repair a Windows XP installation using the Recovery Console, press R", (you Do Not want to load Recovery Console). I repeat, do not choose "To repair a Windows XP installation using the Recovery Console, press R".
Accept the License Agreement and Windows will search for existing Windows installations.
Select the XP installation you want to repair from the list and press R to start the repair.
Setup will copy the necessary files to the hard drive and reboot. Do not press any key to boot from CD when the message appears. Setup will continue as if it were doing a clean install, but your applications and settings will remain intact.
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will the data remain intact.so is it better to use recovery console or repair if the windows is acting funny?
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