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I recently purchased a used Dell Inspiron 1501.It still has the former owner's information on it. I would like to reformat and reinstall Windows XP on it. What is the step-by-step procedure to do this? ?

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Get the recovery disk from Dell if you don't already have. Boot from the disk and follow instructions. As an alternative you can hack the registry to change the owner information.
Thanks,
Alex

Posted on Aug 17, 2008

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if you need any help  finding those you could always contact me
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