Window reinstall



Maurice
07-09-2005, 09:40 PM
Hi,
After trying loads of things unsuccessfully to improve choppy game graphics
I am going to try a Windows reinstall. Does anyone know whether this could
help, and whether it will over write everything like prgrams already
installed?
Thanks,

Jimmy S.
07-09-2005, 09:40 PM
Hi Maurice,

This is refering to the Windows Repair procedure which will not have
a major impact on your Programs and Data ...


How To Repair Windows:
Unplug from your Internet connection, and then repair Windows:
using this method: http://michaelstevenstech.com/XPrepairinstall.htm

Afterwards, boot up your system, turn on your XP Internet Firewall,
plug back into your Internet connection and install all Critical and
Recommended updates from: http://windowsupdate.microsoft.com

--
Cheers, Windows XP MVP Shell / User
Jimmy S. http://mvp.support.microsoft.com


Game FAQs: http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=FH;[LN];gms
Visit my Zone.com / Gaming Helpsite: http://nibblesnbits.tk or Call /
Contact
MS Support at: http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=sz;en-us;top
My advice is donated "AS IS" without warranty; nor do I confer any rights.
_________________________________________________________


"Maurice" <Maurice@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message news:9A65CE91-510B-4099-B5D5-CBADBAF44506@microsoft.com...
| Hi,
| After trying loads of things unsuccessfully to improve choppy game graphics
| I am going to try a Windows reinstall. Does anyone know whether this could
| help, and whether it will over write everything like prgrams already
| installed?
| Thanks,

Maurice
07-09-2005, 09:40 PM
Hi Jimmy,
Thanks for your reply. I
don't mind reinstalling everything on my computer, would it be better to do
a complete reinstall. Could that iron out any problems?
Thanks.

"Jimmy S." wrote:

> Hi Maurice,
>
> This is refering to the Windows Repair procedure which will not have
> a major impact on your Programs and Data ...
>
>
> How To Repair Windows:
> Unplug from your Internet connection, and then repair Windows:
> using this method: http://michaelstevenstech.com/XPrepairinstall.htm
>
> Afterwards, boot up your system, turn on your XP Internet Firewall,
> plug back into your Internet connection and install all Critical and
> Recommended updates from: http://windowsupdate.microsoft.com
>
> --
> Cheers, Windows XP MVP Shell / User
> Jimmy S. http://mvp.support.microsoft.com
>
>
> Game FAQs: http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=FH;[LN];gms
> Visit my Zone.com / Gaming Helpsite: http://nibblesnbits.tk or Call /
> Contact
> MS Support at: http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=sz;en-us;top
> My advice is donated "AS IS" without warranty; nor do I confer any rights.
> _________________________________________________________
>
>
> "Maurice" <Maurice@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message news:9A65CE91-510B-4099-B5D5-CBADBAF44506@microsoft.com...
> | Hi,
> | After trying loads of things unsuccessfully to improve choppy game graphics
> | I am going to try a Windows reinstall. Does anyone know whether this could
> | help, and whether it will over write everything like prgrams already
> | installed?
> | Thanks,
>
>
>

Jimmy S.
07-09-2005, 09:40 PM
Hi Maurice,

Giving your system a clean start by formatting the drive and
freshly installing your favorite OS is always a good idea. :-)

--
Cheers, Windows XP MVP Shell / User
Jimmy S. http://mvp.support.microsoft.com

Visit my MSN Zone.com and Gaming Help Site: http://mvps.org/nibblesnbits
Microsoft's Game Support Center: http://www.support.microsoft.com/games
MS Assisted Support: http://support.microsoft.com/select/?target=assistance
My advice is donated "AS IS" without warranty; nor do I confer any rights.
_________________________________________________________

"Maurice" <Maurice@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message news:D8E065E1-8688-4523-9CD1-4AEE9C44263B@microsoft.com...
| Hi Jimmy,
| Thanks for your reply. I
| don't mind reinstalling everything on my computer, would it be better to do
| a complete reinstall. Could that iron out any problems?
| Thanks.
|
| "Jimmy S." wrote:
|
| > Hi Maurice,
| >
| > This is refering to the Windows Repair procedure which will not have
| > a major impact on your Programs and Data ...
| >
| >
| > How To Repair Windows:
| > Unplug from your Internet connection, and then repair Windows:
| > using this method: http://michaelstevenstech.com/XPrepairinstall.htm
| >
| > Afterwards, boot up your system, turn on your XP Internet Firewall,
| > plug back into your Internet connection and install all Critical and
| > Recommended updates from: http://windowsupdate.microsoft.com
| >
| > --
| > Cheers, Windows XP MVP Shell / User
| > Jimmy S. http://mvp.support.microsoft.com
| >
| >
| > Game FAQs: http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=FH;[LN];gms
| > Visit my Zone.com / Gaming Helpsite: http://nibblesnbits.tk or Call /
| > Contact
| > MS Support at: http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=sz;en-us;top
| > My advice is donated "AS IS" without warranty; nor do I confer any rights.
| > _________________________________________________________
| >
| >
| > "Maurice" <Maurice@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message news:9A65CE91-510B-4099-B5D5-CBADBAF44506@microsoft.com...
| > | Hi,
| > | After trying loads of things unsuccessfully to improve choppy game graphics
| > | I am going to try a Windows reinstall. Does anyone know whether this could
| > | help, and whether it will over write everything like prgrams already
| > | installed?
| > | Thanks,
| >
| >
| >

Maurice
07-09-2005, 09:40 PM
Hi Jimmy,
I have tried out a complete reinstall and am just putting things back on.
I followed the fresh reinstall guide but during this process it did not give
me the option to reformat the drive. After completing the install I found
that all my program files are intact, but not registered as installed with
xp.
If I delete all these files, and clean their mentions from the registry then
defrag before reinstalling them, do you think that will help?
Is there another option to reformat?
Thanks again!

"Jimmy S." wrote:

> Hi Maurice,
>
> Giving your system a clean start by formatting the drive and
> freshly installing your favorite OS is always a good idea. :-)
>
> --
> Cheers, Windows XP MVP Shell / User
> Jimmy S. http://mvp.support.microsoft.com
>
> Visit my MSN Zone.com and Gaming Help Site: http://mvps.org/nibblesnbits
> Microsoft's Game Support Center: http://www.support.microsoft.com/games
> MS Assisted Support: http://support.microsoft.com/select/?target=assistance
> My advice is donated "AS IS" without warranty; nor do I confer any rights.
> _________________________________________________________
>
> "Maurice" <Maurice@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message news:D8E065E1-8688-4523-9CD1-4AEE9C44263B@microsoft.com...
> | Hi Jimmy,
> | Thanks for your reply. I
> | don't mind reinstalling everything on my computer, would it be better to do
> | a complete reinstall. Could that iron out any problems?
> | Thanks.
> |
> | "Jimmy S." wrote:
> |
> | > Hi Maurice,
> | >
> | > This is refering to the Windows Repair procedure which will not have
> | > a major impact on your Programs and Data ...
> | >
> | >
> | > How To Repair Windows:
> | > Unplug from your Internet connection, and then repair Windows:
> | > using this method: http://michaelstevenstech.com/XPrepairinstall.htm
> | >
> | > Afterwards, boot up your system, turn on your XP Internet Firewall,
> | > plug back into your Internet connection and install all Critical and
> | > Recommended updates from: http://windowsupdate.microsoft.com
> | >
> | > --
> | > Cheers, Windows XP MVP Shell / User
> | > Jimmy S. http://mvp.support.microsoft.com
> | >
> | >
> | > Game FAQs: http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=FH;[LN];gms
> | > Visit my Zone.com / Gaming Helpsite: http://nibblesnbits.tk or Call /
> | > Contact
> | > MS Support at: http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=sz;en-us;top
> | > My advice is donated "AS IS" without warranty; nor do I confer any rights.
> | > _________________________________________________________
> | >
> | >
> | > "Maurice" <Maurice@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message news:9A65CE91-510B-4099-B5D5-CBADBAF44506@microsoft.com...
> | > | Hi,
> | > | After trying loads of things unsuccessfully to improve choppy game graphics
> | > | I am going to try a Windows reinstall. Does anyone know whether this could
> | > | help, and whether it will over write everything like prgrams already
> | > | installed?
> | > | Thanks,
> | >
> | >
> | >
>
>
>

Jimmy S.
07-09-2005, 09:40 PM
Hi Maurice,

Follow the section in this Microsoft KB titled:
How to partition and format your hard disk by using the Windows XP Setup program
http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=313348

--
Cheers, Windows XP MVP Shell / User
Jimmy S. http://mvp.support.microsoft.com

Visit my MSN Zone.com and Gaming Help Site: http://mvps.org/nibblesnbits
Microsoft's Game Support Center: http://www.support.microsoft.com/games
MS Assisted Support: http://support.microsoft.com/select/?target=assistance
My advice is donated "AS IS" without warranty; nor do I confer any rights.
_________________________________________________________

"Maurice" <Maurice@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message news:14B45010-EA33-4AF1-89C4-94694E28A62E@microsoft.com...
| Hi Jimmy,
| I have tried out a complete reinstall and am just putting things back on.
| I followed the fresh reinstall guide but during this process it did not give
| me the option to reformat the drive. After completing the install I found
| that all my program files are intact, but not registered as installed with
| xp.
| If I delete all these files, and clean their mentions from the registry then
| defrag before reinstalling them, do you think that will help?
| Is there another option to reformat?
| Thanks again!
|
| "Jimmy S." wrote:
|
| > Hi Maurice,
| >
| > Giving your system a clean start by formatting the drive and
| > freshly installing your favorite OS is always a good idea. :-)
| >
| > --
| > Cheers, Windows XP MVP Shell / User
| > Jimmy S. http://mvp.support.microsoft.com
| >
| > Visit my MSN Zone.com and Gaming Help Site: http://mvps.org/nibblesnbits
| > Microsoft's Game Support Center: http://www.support.microsoft.com/games
| > MS Assisted Support: http://support.microsoft.com/select/?target=assistance
| > My advice is donated "AS IS" without warranty; nor do I confer any rights.
| > _________________________________________________________
| >
| > "Maurice" <Maurice@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message news:D8E065E1-8688-4523-9CD1-4AEE9C44263B@microsoft.com...
| > | Hi Jimmy,
| > | Thanks for your reply. I
| > | don't mind reinstalling everything on my computer, would it be better to do
| > | a complete reinstall. Could that iron out any problems?
| > | Thanks.
| > |
| > | "Jimmy S." wrote:
| > |
| > | > Hi Maurice,
| > | >
| > | > This is refering to the Windows Repair procedure which will not have
| > | > a major impact on your Programs and Data ...
| > | >
| > | >
| > | > How To Repair Windows:
| > | > Unplug from your Internet connection, and then repair Windows:
| > | > using this method: http://michaelstevenstech.com/XPrepairinstall.htm
| > | >
| > | > Afterwards, boot up your system, turn on your XP Internet Firewall,
| > | > plug back into your Internet connection and install all Critical and
| > | > Recommended updates from: http://windowsupdate.microsoft.com
| > | >
| > | > --
| > | > Cheers, Windows XP MVP Shell / User
| > | > Jimmy S. http://mvp.support.microsoft.com
| > | >
| > | >
| > | > Game FAQs: http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=FH;[LN];gms
| > | > Visit my Zone.com / Gaming Helpsite: http://nibblesnbits.tk or Call /
| > | > Contact
| > | > MS Support at: http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=sz;en-us;top
| > | > My advice is donated "AS IS" without warranty; nor do I confer any rights.
| > | > _________________________________________________________
| > | >
| > | >
| > | > "Maurice" <Maurice@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message news:9A65CE91-510B-4099-B5D5-CBADBAF44506@microsoft.com...
| > | > | Hi,
| > | > | After trying loads of things unsuccessfully to improve choppy game graphics
| > | > | I am going to try a Windows reinstall. Does anyone know whether this could
| > | > | help, and whether it will over write everything like prgrams already
| > | > | installed?
| > | > | Thanks,
| > | >
| > | >
| > | >
| >
| >
| >


Window reinstall