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How to reinstall Windows Xp Professional
(on the same directory)
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To reinstall Windows Xp press ENTER.  
If you agree with the Windows Xp Licensing Agreement, press F8 key to continue.  
To reinstall Windows Xp press ESC key.  
Select the same operating system partition ( C ) and press ENTER.  
Windows setup will worn you that is not recommended to install two operating systems on the same
partition. Press C to continue.  
After you selected your CD/DVD/RW to be your first boot device, you can begin your installation by
pressing any hey on your keyboard.   
Select Leave the current file system intact <no changes> and press ENTER.  
Read Windows setup CAUTION and press L to continue.  
First window dialog will ask you to choose your Regional and Language Options settings.
Choose the appropriate settings and click Next.  
Enter Your Name and Organization then press Next to continue.  
Enter Your Product Key then press Next to continue.
Note: Only with  Windows Xp Profesional Service Pack 3 you can leave it blank press Next and register
your product later.
Press No to continue.  
Provide a name for your computer and press Next. (You can provide a password for the default Administrator
account now or later )
Set the correct date and time for your computer then press Next.  
Select Typical settings then press Next.  
For now just press Next you can make the correct settings later.  
Setup will make a second restart.  
If previously in bios you selected that your CD/DVD/RW to be your first boot device you will be prompted to
press any key to begin the installation.
Do not press any key because you will start another installation, just wait the installation to continue.
Press OK to continue.  
If you can read the text press OK to continue.  
Press Next to continue.  
Select Help protect my PC by turning on Automatic Updates now then press Next.  
You can Skip the checking for Internet connectivity.  
Select No, remind me every few days then press Next.  
Provide a name for the first user account then press Next.  
Press Finish to complete installation.  
If previously in bios you selected that your CD/DVD/RW to be your first boot device you will be prompted to
press any key to begin the installation.
Do not press any key because you will start another installation, just wait the installation to continue.
Setup will continue after restart.  
You need to wait until setup files are copied.  
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Why reinstall Windows XP Professional on the same directory?

Reinstalling the system in the same directory will not format or recreate your system partition, windows will
delete the existing windows installation, including your files. Before starting a reinstall in same directory a
backup of your data is required. This should be used only if your don't have enough free space on the system
partition  to go with a reinstall in a new directory.

The purpose of the article is to show how a Windows Xp Professional reinstall goes and how to reinstall
windows on the same directory.

Lets start the installation: