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 reinstall home edition

Can you reinstall the home edition over the top, like you do in Windows 98?
This is used often by tech folks to fix certain problems but will this work
in XP? I know it won't in Windows 2000.

 Sat, 10 Apr 2004 23:10:53 GMT   
 reinstall home edition

Yes that works with XP.

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 Sat, 10 Apr 2004 23:59:39 GMT   
 reinstall home edition
Yes you can in two ways.
1) run the install from Windows and simply do an "Upgrade"
2) run from startup off the CD. when you get to the screen that asks if you
want to repair using the Recovery console choose 'install' but the next time
it asks you what you want to do choose Repair.


Harry Ohrn MS MVP (Windows XP)
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 Sun, 11 Apr 2004 05:36:11 GMT   
 reinstall home edition
FYI Poster - It works the same in Win2k Pro also as long as you have a
slipstreamed version of Win2k with SP1 or SP2.

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 Sun, 11 Apr 2004 09:44:56 GMT   
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