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Reinstalling Windows How do i go about reinstalling my computer.  I have the three CDs that came with the computer(Applications and Drivers, InterVideo, and operating systems).  I don't need to back anything up.   I have received directions over the phone before and was fairly simple, i just forgot the process.  Is there any way i can get directions on how to do this.  Thank You

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Re: Reinstalling Windows

Here is how to go...............................

  • first make sure that your computer boots first from CD.
  • insert the operating system into your computer.
  • restart your computer
  • on restarting there will be a message that says PRESS ANY KEY TO BOOT FROM CD................... You just press any key as the message instructs.
  • files will be loaded to your machine
  • the press F8 when a message comes
  • hit Esc key and select the partition that you want to install the OS using arrow keys.
  • hit Enter key
  • using the arrow key select the upper option in the message that you see.
  • from there you better be patient and the system will later restart. dont press any key when the message PRESS ANY KEY TO BOOT FROM CD ........ comes.
  • late the the process proceeds until you see the dialog that rewuires you to fill in your name and company.
  • click Next or Press Enter to proceed
  • then enter the 25 cd key character found on the envelope of the cd.
  • Press Enter or Next until the installation proceeds
  • at the end the system will restart, click OK to all the messages
  • select the options that you see, click Next. do the selection according to what you see then click Next till to the end.
  • the system will now be ready for use.
  • run the drivers cd to install the necessary drivers.
hope this will help you most, good luck

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Re: Reinstalling Windows

Make sure you start with the OS disk. Restart your computer with that disk in and then boot from that disk. If your computer doesnt auto boot from the disk go into the bios and set the boot order to cd first. Then follow the on screen instructions. Onces your done installing windows you can use the application and driver cd to install all the drivers.

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