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Old 01-28-2007, 03:18 PM   #1
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Default reinstall xp???

i'd like to reinstall windows xp, but gateway doesn't send a regular xp installation cd with their computers.
is there a way to just reinstall windows xp, but leave everything installed (listed in add/remove programs) and stuff like that?
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Default Re: reinstall xp???

anybody? theres got to be a way to reinstall xp with everything still installed.......
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Default Re: reinstall xp???

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anybody? theres got to be a way to reinstall xp with everything still installed.......
Nope besides a "repair" which fixes nothing.
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Default Re: reinstall xp???

really?
theres this file (c:\windows\i386\winnt32.msi) which looks just like the xp setup.

edit1: winnt32.msi was trying to connect to microsoft for a 'dynamic update' but i wasn't sure to proceed so i canceled it.
edit2: i ran winnt32.exe through the command prompt, setup came up again, this time it said there was no update option available.
edit3: if i do a 'new installation' will everything still be installed?
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