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    Non-destructive XP reinstallation ? (SP 2)

    <P ID="edit" class=small>(Edited by DaveA on 27-Jul-06 08:57. Added URL code)</P>To all,
    Lately my PC (XP SP 2 w 512 meg) has been running slower. I have Norton Anti-Virus, Webroot SpySweeper, Ad Aware all up to date with no problems reported. The standard thinking seems to be to reinstall Windows so as to start fresh. Of course, that is a big pain - backing up, locating original CD's or downloaded files, etc.
    Langalist is another newsletter I subscribe to and he has a non-destructive reinstallation routine mentioned in a recent issue. See link here:
    http://www.langa.com/newsletters/2006/2006-06-22.htm
    Has anyone tried this? Does this sound reasonable?
    If it seems bogus, I may bite the bullet and do the reinstallation. But I would love to avoid such a task if possible.
    TIA
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    Re: Non-destructive XP reinstallation ? (SP 2)

    Mark,
    It sounds just like the "standard" Repair Reinstall of XP, with a lot more detailed screens shown.
    Go for it.
    BOB
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