Help me reinstall xp
October 13, 2007 1:26 PM Subscribe
I want to reinstall Windows xp but I am scared.
posted by snowjoe to computers & internet (24 answers total) 9 users marked this as a favorite
My computer has become sluggish and I would like a fresh install of xp but am uncertain about several things.
I have a forty gig internal and also a 120 gig internal that all of my data is on. I have a new 160 gig Pata drive. I bought it to replace the 40 gig but now I am wondering if I should just keep the 40 gig for the operating system and get a case for the 160 gig drive and use it as an external drive. The computer has a Pentium 4 2.4 Ghz mother board with a cd drive a dvd drive and a firewire card. Should I replace the 40 gig drive?
I learned about the file and settings transfer wizard here on ask MetaFilter. I am on a cabled home network and am wondering if my network settings will be saved with this wizard. I did not setup the network and the guy that did is long gone. Will my network settings be saved with the wizard?
Will I have to get and reinstall drivers for the printers and scanner and cd and dvd etc. or will they be saved also?
What else am I forgeting?
Now that I have asked these question I have to wonder if this might be more complicated than I though it would be. Darn.