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How to reinstall Windows Xp Professional
(clean install; format system partition)
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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.  
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 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.  
Because is not recommended to install two operating system on the same partition please select:
Format the partition using NTFS file system and press ENTER.  
Windows setup will warn you that formatting this partition will delete all files on it.
Press F to format this drive.
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.  
Please wait while Setup formats the partition .  
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Why reinstall Windows XP Professional formatting system partition?

This reinstall with formatting the system partition should be used when the repair failed, or when the
system is too infected and no security software has helped to disinfect it. By formatting the system partition
you are sure that no infected files remain on the partition. You will also hear that is also called clean reinstall.
If you have used the repair install and the system still have issue it's recommended to use this reinstall.
But this install will not keep your files. Prior to begin a reinstall you will need to backup all your data that are
saved on the system partition to a secondary partition or to an external device( usb memory stick, cd or dvd
disks, external hard disk, etc)

The purpose of the article is to show how a Windows Xp Professional reinstall goes and how to format your
system partition.

Lets start the installation: