How to Clean Install!



dstrbdsoadchick
07-10-2005, 02:29 AM
I want to perform a Clean Install of Windows XP, but I'm not sure how. Can
anyone tell me how to?

Carey Frisch [MVP]
07-10-2005, 02:29 AM
The Windows XP CD is bootable and contains all the tools necessary
to partition and format your drive. Follow this procedure and allow
Windows XP to partition and format your drive:

NOTE: It would be best to physically disconnect all your peripheral hardware
devices, except the monitor, mouse and keyboard, before installing XP.

NOTE: If you have an internal Zip Drive installed, physically disconnect the
EIDE and power cable to it before proceeding, otherwise your main
hard drive may not be assigned the customary C: drive letter.
After installing Windows XP, you may then reconnect it.

1. Open your BIOS and set your "CD Drive as the first bootable device".

===> Accessing Motherboard BIOS
===> http://www.michaelstevenstech.com/bios_manufacturer.htm

2. Insert your Windows XP CD in the CD Drive and reboot your computer.
3. You'll see a message to boot to the CD....follow the instructions.
4. The setup menu will appear and you should elect to delete all the existing
Windows partitions, then create a new partition, then format the primary
partition (preferably NTFS) and proceed to install Windows XP.

5. Clean Install Windows XP
http://michaelstevenstech.com/cleanxpinstall.html

[Courtesy of Michael Stevens, MS-MVP]

6. ==> Immediately after installing Windows XP, turn on XP's Firewall.
==> http://www.microsoft.com/athome/security/protect/default.mspx

7. After Windows XP is installed, visit the Windows Update website
and download the available "Critical Updates".

8. After installing the critical updates, be sure and visit the support website
of the manufacturer of the computer to download and install any
available Windows XP compatible drivers, such as video adapter
and audio drivers.

9. If you happen to run into any installation difficulties, use the following resources:

How to Troubleshoot Windows XP Problems During Installation
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;310064

Troubleshooting Windows XP Setup
http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_setup.htm

[Courtesy of MS-MVP Kelly Theriot]

--
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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"dstrbdsoadchick" wrote:

| I want to perform a Clean Install of Windows XP, but I'm not sure how. Can
| anyone tell me how to?

dstrbdsoadchick
07-10-2005, 02:29 AM
I dont have a Windows XP CD. im pretty sure that it is stored somewhere on my
computer but I dont know how to access it. I know that if you press F10 while
Windows is starting it will take you to it and you are able to restore.

"Carey Frisch [MVP]" wrote:

> The Windows XP CD is bootable and contains all the tools necessary
> to partition and format your drive. Follow this procedure and allow
> Windows XP to partition and format your drive:
>
> NOTE: It would be best to physically disconnect all your peripheral hardware
> devices, except the monitor, mouse and keyboard, before installing XP.
>
> NOTE: If you have an internal Zip Drive installed, physically disconnect the
> EIDE and power cable to it before proceeding, otherwise your main
> hard drive may not be assigned the customary C: drive letter.
> After installing Windows XP, you may then reconnect it.
>
> 1. Open your BIOS and set your "CD Drive as the first bootable device".
>
> ===> Accessing Motherboard BIOS
> ===> http://www.michaelstevenstech.com/bios_manufacturer.htm
>
> 2. Insert your Windows XP CD in the CD Drive and reboot your computer.
> 3. You'll see a message to boot to the CD....follow the instructions.
> 4. The setup menu will appear and you should elect to delete all the existing
> Windows partitions, then create a new partition, then format the primary
> partition (preferably NTFS) and proceed to install Windows XP.
>
> 5. Clean Install Windows XP
> http://michaelstevenstech.com/cleanxpinstall.html
>
> [Courtesy of Michael Stevens, MS-MVP]
>
> 6. ==> Immediately after installing Windows XP, turn on XP's Firewall.
> ==> http://www.microsoft.com/athome/security/protect/default.mspx
>
> 7. After Windows XP is installed, visit the Windows Update website
> and download the available "Critical Updates".
>
> 8. After installing the critical updates, be sure and visit the support website
> of the manufacturer of the computer to download and install any
> available Windows XP compatible drivers, such as video adapter
> and audio drivers.
>
> 9. If you happen to run into any installation difficulties, use the following resources:
>
> How to Troubleshoot Windows XP Problems During Installation
> http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;310064
>
> Troubleshooting Windows XP Setup
> http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_setup.htm
>
> [Courtesy of MS-MVP Kelly Theriot]
>
> --
> 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
>
> -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
>
> "dstrbdsoadchick" wrote:
>
> | I want to perform a Clean Install of Windows XP, but I'm not sure how. Can
> | anyone tell me how to?
>

Ricky
07-10-2005, 02:29 AM
What kind of computer do you have
--
The most overlooked advantage to owning a computer is that if they
foul up there's no law against wacking them around a little.
Joe Martin?

"dstrbdsoadchick" <dstrbdsoadchick@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in
message news:E7E2C664-7466-4DF8-89C3-6FA0D4788042@microsoft.com...
|I dont have a Windows XP CD. im pretty sure that it is stored
somewhere on my
| computer but I dont know how to access it. I know that if you press
F10 while
| Windows is starting it will take you to it and you are able to
restore.
|
| "Carey Frisch [MVP]" wrote:
|
| > The Windows XP CD is bootable and contains all the tools necessary
| > to partition and format your drive. Follow this procedure and
allow
| > Windows XP to partition and format your drive:
| >
| > NOTE: It would be best to physically disconnect all your
peripheral hardware
| > devices, except the monitor, mouse and keyboard,
before installing XP.
| >
| > NOTE: If you have an internal Zip Drive installed, physically
disconnect the
| > EIDE and power cable to it before proceeding,
otherwise your main
| > hard drive may not be assigned the customary C:
drive letter.
| > After installing Windows XP, you may then reconnect
it.
| >
| > 1. Open your BIOS and set your "CD Drive as the first bootable
device".
| >
| > ===> Accessing Motherboard BIOS
| > ===>
http://www.michaelstevenstech.com/bios_manufacturer.htm
| >
| > 2. Insert your Windows XP CD in the CD Drive and reboot your
computer.
| > 3. You'll see a message to boot to the CD....follow the
instructions.
| > 4. The setup menu will appear and you should elect to delete
all the existing
| > Windows partitions, then create a new partition, then
format the primary
| > partition (preferably NTFS) and proceed to install Windows
XP.
| >
| > 5. Clean Install Windows XP
| > http://michaelstevenstech.com/cleanxpinstall.html
| >
| > [Courtesy of Michael Stevens, MS-MVP]
| >
| > 6. ==> Immediately after installing Windows XP, turn on XP's
Firewall.
| > ==>
http://www.microsoft.com/athome/security/protect/default.mspx
| >
| > 7. After Windows XP is installed, visit the Windows Update
website
| > and download the available "Critical Updates".
| >
| > 8. After installing the critical updates, be sure and visit the
support website
| > of the manufacturer of the computer to download and install
any
| > available Windows XP compatible drivers, such as video
adapter
| > and audio drivers.
| >
| > 9. If you happen to run into any installation difficulties, use
the following resources:
| >
| > How to Troubleshoot Windows XP Problems During Installation
| >
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;310064
| >
| > Troubleshooting Windows XP Setup
| > http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_setup.htm
| >
| > [Courtesy of MS-MVP Kelly Theriot]
| >
| > --
| > 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
| >
|
> -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
| >
| > "dstrbdsoadchick" wrote:
| >
| > | I want to perform a Clean Install of Windows XP, but I'm not
sure how. Can
| > | anyone tell me how to?
| >

dstrbdsoadchick
07-10-2005, 02:30 AM
Well I have a XP right now, but I want to do a clean install so I can erase
everything off of my hard drive and start over.

"Ricky" wrote:

> What kind of computer do you have
> --
> The most overlooked advantage to owning a computer is that if they
> foul up there's no law against wacking them around a little.
> Joe Martin?
>
> "dstrbdsoadchick" <dstrbdsoadchick@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in
> message news:E7E2C664-7466-4DF8-89C3-6FA0D4788042@microsoft.com...
> |I dont have a Windows XP CD. im pretty sure that it is stored
> somewhere on my
> | computer but I dont know how to access it. I know that if you press
> F10 while
> | Windows is starting it will take you to it and you are able to
> restore.
> |
> | "Carey Frisch [MVP]" wrote:
> |
> | > The Windows XP CD is bootable and contains all the tools necessary
> | > to partition and format your drive. Follow this procedure and
> allow
> | > Windows XP to partition and format your drive:
> | >
> | > NOTE: It would be best to physically disconnect all your
> peripheral hardware
> | > devices, except the monitor, mouse and keyboard,
> before installing XP.
> | >
> | > NOTE: If you have an internal Zip Drive installed, physically
> disconnect the
> | > EIDE and power cable to it before proceeding,
> otherwise your main
> | > hard drive may not be assigned the customary C:
> drive letter.
> | > After installing Windows XP, you may then reconnect
> it.
> | >
> | > 1. Open your BIOS and set your "CD Drive as the first bootable
> device".
> | >
> | > ===> Accessing Motherboard BIOS
> | > ===>
> http://www.michaelstevenstech.com/bios_manufacturer.htm
> | >
> | > 2. Insert your Windows XP CD in the CD Drive and reboot your
> computer.
> | > 3. You'll see a message to boot to the CD....follow the
> instructions.
> | > 4. The setup menu will appear and you should elect to delete
> all the existing
> | > Windows partitions, then create a new partition, then
> format the primary
> | > partition (preferably NTFS) and proceed to install Windows
> XP.
> | >
> | > 5. Clean Install Windows XP
> | > http://michaelstevenstech.com/cleanxpinstall.html
> | >
> | > [Courtesy of Michael Stevens, MS-MVP]
> | >
> | > 6. ==> Immediately after installing Windows XP, turn on XP's
> Firewall.
> | > ==>
> http://www.microsoft.com/athome/security/protect/default.mspx
> | >
> | > 7. After Windows XP is installed, visit the Windows Update
> website
> | > and download the available "Critical Updates".
> | >
> | > 8. After installing the critical updates, be sure and visit the
> support website
> | > of the manufacturer of the computer to download and install
> any
> | > available Windows XP compatible drivers, such as video
> adapter
> | > and audio drivers.
> | >
> | > 9. If you happen to run into any installation difficulties, use
> the following resources:
> | >
> | > How to Troubleshoot Windows XP Problems During Installation
> | >
> http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;310064
> | >
> | > Troubleshooting Windows XP Setup
> | > http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_setup.htm
> | >
> | > [Courtesy of MS-MVP Kelly Theriot]
> | >
> | > --
> | > 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
> | >
> |
> > -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
> | >
> | > "dstrbdsoadchick" wrote:
> | >
> | > | I want to perform a Clean Install of Windows XP, but I'm not
> sure how. Can
> | > | anyone tell me how to?
> | >
>
>
>

Ricky
07-10-2005, 02:30 AM
If it's like mine you hit F10 to access the recovery partition..when
it starts there's an advanced button. Hit that and it will give you a
destructive recovery option and it will do what you want.

"dstrbdsoadchick" <dstrbdsoadchick@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in
message news:A664D62C-0EC6-4CA8-ACE0-744C6604DE63@microsoft.com...
| Well I have a XP right now, but I want to do a clean install so I
can erase
| everything off of my hard drive and start over.
|
| "Ricky" wrote:
|
| > What kind of computer do you have
| > --
| > The most overlooked advantage to owning a computer is that if they
| > foul up there's no law against wacking them around a little.
| > Joe Martin?
| >
| > "dstrbdsoadchick" <dstrbdsoadchick@discussions.microsoft.com>
wrote in
| > message news:E7E2C664-7466-4DF8-89C3-6FA0D4788042@microsoft.com...
| > |I dont have a Windows XP CD. im pretty sure that it is stored
| > somewhere on my
| > | computer but I dont know how to access it. I know that if you
press
| > F10 while
| > | Windows is starting it will take you to it and you are able to
| > restore.
| > |
| > | "Carey Frisch [MVP]" wrote:
| > |
| > | > The Windows XP CD is bootable and contains all the tools
necessary
| > | > to partition and format your drive. Follow this procedure and
| > allow
| > | > Windows XP to partition and format your drive:
| > | >
| > | > NOTE: It would be best to physically disconnect all your
| > peripheral hardware
| > | > devices, except the monitor, mouse and keyboard,
| > before installing XP.
| > | >
| > | > NOTE: If you have an internal Zip Drive installed, physically
| > disconnect the
| > | > EIDE and power cable to it before proceeding,
| > otherwise your main
| > | > hard drive may not be assigned the customary C:
| > drive letter.
| > | > After installing Windows XP, you may then
reconnect
| > it.
| > | >
| > | > 1. Open your BIOS and set your "CD Drive as the first
bootable
| > device".
| > | >
| > | > ===> Accessing Motherboard BIOS
| > | > ===>
| > http://www.michaelstevenstech.com/bios_manufacturer.htm
| > | >
| > | > 2. Insert your Windows XP CD in the CD Drive and reboot
your
| > computer.
| > | > 3. You'll see a message to boot to the CD....follow the
| > instructions.
| > | > 4. The setup menu will appear and you should elect to
delete
| > all the existing
| > | > Windows partitions, then create a new partition, then
| > format the primary
| > | > partition (preferably NTFS) and proceed to install
Windows
| > XP.
| > | >
| > | > 5. Clean Install Windows XP
| > | > http://michaelstevenstech.com/cleanxpinstall.html
| > | >
| > | > [Courtesy of Michael Stevens, MS-MVP]
| > | >
| > | > 6. ==> Immediately after installing Windows XP, turn on
XP's
| > Firewall.
| > | > ==>
| > http://www.microsoft.com/athome/security/protect/default.mspx
| > | >
| > | > 7. After Windows XP is installed, visit the Windows Update
| > website
| > | > and download the available "Critical Updates".
| > | >
| > | > 8. After installing the critical updates, be sure and visit
the
| > support website
| > | > of the manufacturer of the computer to download and
install
| > any
| > | > available Windows XP compatible drivers, such as video
| > adapter
| > | > and audio drivers.
| > | >
| > | > 9. If you happen to run into any installation difficulties,
use
| > the following resources:
| > | >
| > | > How to Troubleshoot Windows XP Problems During
Installation
| > | >
| > http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;310064
| > | >
| > | > Troubleshooting Windows XP Setup
| > | > http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_setup.htm
| > | >
| > | > [Courtesy of MS-MVP Kelly Theriot]
| > | >
| > | > --
| > | > 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
| > | >
| > |
| >
> -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
| > | >
| > | > "dstrbdsoadchick" wrote:
| > | >
| > | > | I want to perform a Clean Install of Windows XP, but I'm not
| > sure how. Can
| > | > | anyone tell me how to?
| > | >
| >
| >
| >

Bruce Chambers
07-10-2005, 02:30 AM
dstrbdsoadchick wrote:
> I want to perform a Clean Install of Windows XP, but I'm not sure how. Can
> anyone tell me how to?



Simply boot from the WinXP installation CD. You'll be offered the
opportunity to delete, create, and format partitions as part of the
installation process. (You may need to re-arrange the order of boot
devices in the PC's BIOS to boot from the CD.)

HOW TO Install Windows XP
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=KB;en-us;316941

http://www.michaelstevenstech.com/cleanxpinstall.html

http://www.webtree.ca/windowsxp/clean_install.htm


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Bruce Chambers
07-10-2005, 02:30 AM
dstrbdsoadchick wrote:
> I dont have a Windows XP CD. im pretty sure that it is stored somewhere on my
> computer but I dont know how to access it. I know that if you press F10 while
> Windows is starting it will take you to it and you are able to restore.
>

In that case, simply follow the instructions that the computer
manufacturer provided in the computer's manual (or on the manufacturer's
web-site).


--

Bruce Chambers

Help us help you:
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You can have peace. Or you can have freedom. Don't ever count on having
both at once. - RAH

dstrbdsoadchick
07-10-2005, 02:30 AM
I got it now! Thanks all!


How to Clean Install!