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Reinstall OS Windows XP home edition

I have a plan to reinstall OS Windows XP home edition, what I know there is a recovery copy of OS in harddisk : my problem is how can i reinstall the OS? I have all CDs come with the labtop when I broght it. just I need the steps to do it by myself.

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If you have all the reinstallation discs, please follow the steps at this link:

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