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Reinstall Windows Xp In Unattended Mode

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Sometimes you feel like reinstalling windows Xp, but you think of all the softwares and application installed on your computer. You will then be required to reinstall all of them.

Now there is a way to reinstall windows Xp, where in you can keep all the installed application and all the personal settings. Its simple and easy, just follow these steps.

Before moving ahead, make sure that CD-Rom in NOT your first boot device.

1. Login to Xp and Insert you Windows Xp disk in your drive.

2. Go to Command Prompt, and go to the drive(eg:- d:> assuming D is your CD drive.)

3. Then go to i386 folder(d:/i386>) and then type in the command prompt “WINNT32 /unattendâ€.

4. You will then see a setup starts running, which reinstalls the Windows on your computer, without harnessing your installed application and settings, and the too in unattended mode.

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you will have to excuse my ignorence

but you say login

are you installing over the top of a previous instalation

or is this a fresh install

ime keen to try it

i read about this on the net

and until i read your post

i thought it was a firefox trick ha ha

marty

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It's kinda like a "Dirty Install" Marty. But a bit more of a deeper and better re-install.

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Yes, Except it's done throw the command prompt.

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JD

reading some of your posts is like a new learning curve

i aim to try it when i get the hang of it

you say a sort of repair

but unnatended

i have this spare compt

and i aim to have a go at it

thanks

marty

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Your replacing the i386 directory in XP Is basically what your doing here. Kinda the main part of the system.

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Thanks for the tip JSKY.

I was desperately looking for an in-place upgrade because of an incomplete registry (eg., system restore is disabled). But this gave an error message during the installation: "cannot copy a file blah, blah...retry or cancel".

The CD I used is win XP with SP3 slipstreamed.

Many thanks.

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