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Restore windows 2000 like-new state

I would like to turn back the clock on my laptop computer and start fresh but i do not own a windows 2k disk. i tried configsafe and it configured my comp back to its original state, but the memory from all those old programs was still all used up.
i'm not concerned about saving my old files and programs, i would just like to start all over again as if i opened my computer out of the box. i can re-install everything else. how do i do it?

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WINDOWS 2000 PRO DOES'NT HAVE A SYSTEM RESTORE FEATURE LIKE XP.YOU SAID THAT YOUR FILES AND OLD PROGRAMS ARE OF NO CONCERN TO YOU SO I WOULD SUGGEST SECURING A OEM COPY OF XP HOME VERSION FOR ABOUT $89.00 ON THE WEB.2000 PRO FULL VERSION IS MUCH MORE EXPENSIVE THAN XP HOME.IT IS ALSO MORE EXPENSIVE THAN XP PROFESSIONAL WHICH I STRONGLY RECCOMEND THAT YOU INSTALL OVER 2000 PRO.YOU CAN GET XP PRO FOR ABOUT$125.00 ON THE WEB.NOW,I FOUND A OEM COPY OF 2000 PRO A COUPLE OF YEARS AGO AT EBAY AND BOUGHT IT FOR $60.00.YOU PROBABLY CAN FIND 2000 PRO THERE BUT THE PRICES ARE PRETTY STEEP.IF YOU CAN FIND A AUCTION FOR A COPY THAT MIGHT BE YOUR BEST BET.GOOD LUCK.

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Check if have backed up your system state before installing things on windows 2000. then you can restore the system state then delete all the program's folders by hand

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