reinstalling xp professional



SnowMeow
07-10-2005, 02:01 AM
How long does it take to reinstall xp (upgrade option)? I started the
reinstall process on 11 May at 10:30 am. It went to Preparaing installation
at about 11:00 am. It is not 12 May at 9:45 am and it is still on Preparing
installation.
The Progress bar is completely green.
My computer does not reboot by itself, but it does shut down by itself.
Should I manually shut the computer off and restart?

Carey Frisch [MVP]
07-10-2005, 02:01 AM
One does not repair a Windows XP installation by reinstalling
using the "Upgrade option". To repair correctly, use the
following procedure:

How to Perform a Windows XP Repair Install
http://www.michaelstevenstech.com/XPrepairinstall.htm

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Carey Frisch
Microsoft MVP
Windows XP - Shell/User
Microsoft Newsgroups

Get Windows XP Service Pack 2 with Advanced Security Technologies:
http://www.microsoft.com/athome/security/protect/windowsxp/choose.mspx

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"SnowMeow" wrote:

| How long does it take to reinstall xp (upgrade option)? I started the
| reinstall process on 11 May at 10:30 am. It went to Preparaing installation
| at about 11:00 am. It is not 12 May at 9:45 am and it is still on Preparing
| installation.
| The Progress bar is completely green.
| My computer does not reboot by itself, but it does shut down by itself.
| Should I manually shut the computer off and restart?



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reinstalling xp professional