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    Reinstalling XP for Beginners... (XP)

    Hello,

    A very non-technical friend insists he wants to reinstall XP himself on his PC.
    I tried Googling for a suitable tutorial but couldn't find one.

    Please can you help me by giving any links you know by which a non-techie can reinstall Win XP on his home PC?

    TIA.

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    Re: Reinstalling XP for Beginners... (XP)

    Does he have "MS XP CD's or are they OEM restore CD's?
    It will make a difference and also what OEM made his system?

    Now running HP Pavilion a6528p, with Win7 64 Bit OS.

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    Re: Reinstalling XP for Beginners... (XP)

    http://www.windowsreinstall.com/ includes quite a few guides to re-installing different versions of Windows including some OEM re-install procedures.

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    Re: Reinstalling XP for Beginners... (XP)

    Bob

    You could ask him if there are any wheels he would like to reinvent also?!

    John
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    Re: Reinstalling XP for Beginners... (XP)

    Bob,

    Depending on the version, try Pro here and Home here. If he can't figure it out from what this site has to offer then he shouldn't be trying to do this himself. That said, I wish him luck. If he follows the instructions, he shouldn't need it.

    BTW - let him print out the instructions and all the screenshots that go along with them. It will use a good amount of paper and ink. <img src=/S/yep.gif border=0 alt=yep width=15 height=15> But do show him the site first. It might just change his mind about doing the reinstall himself. <img src=/S/grin.gif border=0 alt=grin width=15 height=15>
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    Re: Reinstalling XP for Beginners... (XP)

    Great site Tony. Thanks for the link. <img src=/S/yep.gif border=0 alt=yep width=15 height=15> <img src=/S/thankyou.gif border=0 alt=thankyou width=40 height=15>
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    Re: Reinstalling XP for Beginners... (XP)

    Danke Schun fellow Loungers, very helpful...

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