Repair install of XP Home w/sp2



PaulT
07-10-2005, 12:32 AM
My IE and Outlook have been acting very buggy since I bought this Dell
computer and have tried all the usual suspects ( Anti Virus, spyware ect..
and use McAfee, Lavavsofts AdAware ect..) so my feeling is next step is do a
repair install of XP w/SP2 and wondered if anythings is different when doing
a repair install when using XP W/SP 2... I've done repair installs on my old
computer which ran XP Pro and just wanted to make sure MS didn't throw in a
curve ball when repairing.... below is the instructions I used on old
computer, please tell me if anything has changed...

"Boot with the Windows XP CD and at the Setup Screen press the Enter Key

You will be taken to the Windows XP Licensing Agreement. After reading the
agreement press F8 to proceed



The next screen gives you the option to do a fresh (clean) install or to
"Repair the selected Windows XP installation." Press "R"

Windows XP will copy the necessary files to your Hard Drive to begin the
installation and will then reboot. You will see the message that informs
you to "Press any key to boot the CD". Do not press any keys this time just
wait a few seconds and the Windows Startup Screen will be displayed.
Following this you will be greeted by the Windows XP Setup Screens.

When Setup has completed you should find all of your previously installed
apps and settings are intact."

Mike Hall \(MS-MVP\)
07-10-2005, 12:32 AM
Paul

It is still the same process..

--
Mike Hall
MVP - Windows Shell/User
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"PaulT" <Yahoo@yahoo.com> wrote in message
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> My IE and Outlook have been acting very buggy since I bought this Dell
> computer and have tried all the usual suspects ( Anti Virus, spyware ect..
> and use McAfee, Lavavsofts AdAware ect..) so my feeling is next step is do
> a
> repair install of XP w/SP2 and wondered if anythings is different when
> doing
> a repair install when using XP W/SP 2... I've done repair installs on my
> old
> computer which ran XP Pro and just wanted to make sure MS didn't throw in
> a
> curve ball when repairing.... below is the instructions I used on old
> computer, please tell me if anything has changed...
>
> "Boot with the Windows XP CD and at the Setup Screen press the Enter Key
>
> You will be taken to the Windows XP Licensing Agreement. After reading the
> agreement press F8 to proceed
>
>
>
> The next screen gives you the option to do a fresh (clean) install or to
> "Repair the selected Windows XP installation." Press "R"
>
> Windows XP will copy the necessary files to your Hard Drive to begin the
> installation and will then reboot. You will see the message that informs
> you to "Press any key to boot the CD". Do not press any keys this time
> just
> wait a few seconds and the Windows Startup Screen will be displayed.
> Following this you will be greeted by the Windows XP Setup Screens.
>
> When Setup has completed you should find all of your previously installed
> apps and settings are intact."
>
>

T. Waters
07-10-2005, 12:32 AM
Paul, can we assume that your XP Home SP2 came preloaded on your Dell?
In other words, that SP2 is on your Dell disk?
In that case, repair install is, as Mike says, no different than with Pro.

If SP2 is not on the Dell disk, then you have to create a slipstreamed disk
combining XP and SP2.
SLIPSTREAM SP2:

http://www.theeldergeek.com/slipstreamed_xpsp2_cd.htm
http://www.msfn.org/articles.php?action=show&showarticle=49
http://www.autopatcher.com/autostreamer.html

PaulT wrote:
> My IE and Outlook have been acting very buggy since I bought this Dell
> computer and have tried all the usual suspects ( Anti Virus, spyware
> ect.. and use McAfee, Lavavsofts AdAware ect..) so my feeling is next
> step is do a repair install of XP w/SP2 and wondered if anythings is
> different when doing a repair install when using XP W/SP 2... I've
> done repair installs on my old computer which ran XP Pro and just
> wanted to make sure MS didn't throw in a curve ball when
> repairing.... below is the instructions I used on old computer,
> please tell me if anything has changed...
>
> "Boot with the Windows XP CD and at the Setup Screen press the Enter
> Key
>
> You will be taken to the Windows XP Licensing Agreement. After
> reading the agreement press F8 to proceed
>
>
>
> The next screen gives you the option to do a fresh (clean) install or
> to "Repair the selected Windows XP installation." Press "R"
>
> Windows XP will copy the necessary files to your Hard Drive to begin
> the installation and will then reboot. You will see the message that
> informs you to "Press any key to boot the CD". Do not press any keys
> this time just wait a few seconds and the Windows Startup Screen will
> be displayed. Following this you will be greeted by the Windows XP
> Setup Screens.
>
> When Setup has completed you should find all of your previously
> installed apps and settings are intact."


Repair install of XP Home w/sp2