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Correct way to do a clean install???

Q: Correct way to do a clean install???

Ok my new dell has been sabatoshed by my nephew and l want to do a clean install i created a ghost image of the computers birth on a DVD but i dont got my external burner or my ghost stuff b c i lent it out to a buddy that went to another state for weeks what timing So i need to do a clean install b c my comp is all out of wack now and no i dont want to troubleshoot it just nuke the OS and pave over it Ok so does anyone install??? way do clean Correct to a got any good links for installing XP Pro and the steps that should follow after it Basically from what i remember is to go over existing OS delete the partiton create a new one and format it do the OS install after the OS install install the hardware drivers probably the chipset driver Correct way to do a clean install??? first then the video then audio and whatever else then do the windows updates right something like that any info links or person know how Correct way to do a clean install??? is greatly appreciated Thanks Correct way to do a clean install??? for reading nbsp

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A: Correct way to do a clean install???

This is a good site
http://www.blackviper.com

Specifically XP Home is here on that site:
http://www.blackviper.com/Articles/OS/InstallXPHome/installxphome1.htm

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/correct-way-to-do-a-clean-install.267466/
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A:Correct way to do a clean install???

This is a good site
http://www.blackviper.com

Specifically XP Home is here on that site:
http://www.blackviper.com/Articles/OS/InstallXPHome/installxphome1.htm
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/correct-way-to-do-a-clean-install.267466/
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A:Is this a correct way to do a clean install of Windows 7?

This is the correct way, but I would suggest at step #11 going to the Device Manager and viewing the devices. You only need to update drivers that are missing (eg) have a yellow flag next to them, or are not listed (eg) USB 3.0 driver, WIFI driver. Unless you are having a problem with that device or a BSOD, there is no reason to update the driver in most cases, but it doesn't hurt to do so. Also, you don't have to disable Automatic Updates before installing drivers, in many cases, Windows update will have a newer driver then the one you have saved.
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A:Clean Install, Cannot get correct audio drivers

Did you get your Realtek from here?

http://152.104.125.41/downloads/down...&GetDown=false

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Do I then need to do the reg edit and command prompt changes?
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Do I have this right or am I missing something?

Thanks

A:Correct steps win 8.1 clean install?l (8 pro upgrade key)

Originally Posted by niklfc83


Hi, I have recently purchased Windows 8 Pro Upgrade and for Christmas I will be getting my first SSD.

I want to do a clean install of 8.1 via USB, is this possible with the Windows 8 Pro Upgrade key? I have read through numerous tutorials and think I've got it right but just want some to clarify this will work.

Download the 8.1 ISO
Use the generic key to run the installer
Setup the PC
Open PC Settings
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Do I then need to do the reg edit and command prompt changes?
Regedit - HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE/Software/Microsoft/Windows/CurrentVersion/Setup/OOBE
Command prompt - slmgr /rearm

Do I have this right or am I missing something?

Thanks



I don't think you need to do anything once your clean installed to 8.1 pro and activated with your 8.1 pro Key your done, test your system and install your programs

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A:Installing drivers in the correct order after clean Install

There is no order for installing drivers, unless specified, for instance, when you're downloading a driver, you might find a notification that says, "pls install driver xxxxxx before this one".
The reason that it is common to install the main chipset first, is so as to get proper access to peripherals like USB ports, wifi cards, etc, but it truly makes no difference which order you do them.

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/550002/installing-drivers-in-the-correct-order-after-clean-install/
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When it should say i have a "2GB nVIDIA GeForce GT 435M" and "15.6 FHD B+RGLED" :/ I'm unsure of what I should do next, the drivers on the CD i got won't do anything...

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A:Won't detect correct Graphics & Screen after Clean Install

  
Quote: Originally Posted by Zero Beat


Hello all,

After a clean install of W7 Pro x64 I've got an issue:

My laptop (Dell XPS15) won't pick up the correct screen or graphics anymore

It says I just have a "Standard VGA Graphics Adapter" and a "Generic Non-PnP Monitor"...

When it should say i have a "2GB nVIDIA GeForce GT 435M" and "15.6 FHD B+RGLED" :/ I'm unsure of what I should do next, the drivers on the CD i got won't do anything...

Thank you for the help in advance.


Go to support.dell.com, input your express service tag and download the correct driver. Then install it

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A:Clean win7 install after clean win10 install?

nightanole said:





So hipacritly, if you accepted the win10 upgrade, did the "fresh install option", and decided you wanted to go back to win7 in the future, how would you do it? Can you use any normal win7 install media and grab the key from win10 before you blow it away? Do you have to call in and give the robot your win10 key?Click to expand...

I recommend imaging the windows 7 system using acronis or some other imaging software. Then doing the upgrade activating then reverting back to the image.

Lets say you already wiped it out and did a clean install. there is no way that I no to go back to windows 7 without a windows 7 key. There are downgrade right but they still require a key (I know it's stupid).
 

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A:Can't clean install Win 7: Can't create partitions or clean disk. Remote hacked.

Hard drive manufacturer?
 
Can you enter the BIOS?
 
System manufacturer and model?
 
In spite of your assertions...the original topic reflects no evidence of malware found, IMO.
 
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A:Clean install vista from recovery partition in D drive also clean virus?

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A:Clean Install of Win7 - Wipe Hard Drive Clean

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If there is such a thing



larryiam said:



Oh i am going to get a pci slot fan to regulate the air around my very hot pci video card. It has a fan and heat sink but its very odd and makes fnny noises from time to time so im just waiting for it to quit. So what is the correct way to install a pci slot fan? and which is the best? as in a pci exhaust fan or a pci fan that regulates the air..Click to expand...

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http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/windows-xp-pro-failed-to-install-correct-how-do-i-reformat-new-hard-drive.140749/
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Hi,
Thank you for writing to us !
We would suggest you to go on to the Dell website and you will be able to search either by system model or service tag which will get you all the drivers and applications that you would require for your system.
Also you can download the Dell system detect from the dell website which would also help you do the same .
Thanks
Robin

http://en.community.dell.com/support-forums/software-os/f/3524/t/19988934
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Hi -

Try this Broadcom driver from Acer Support --> http://global-download.acer.com/GDFi...e&Step3=Aspire

Acer Support --> http://support.acer.com/drivers_download.aspx



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A:How do I repair or do a clean install with no Windows 7 install disc?

Hello and welcome Alicia now hopefully you have all your data backed up because what I am going to suggest will wipe it and reset the machine to as it came out of the factory because it will have a special recovery partition for just tis sort of situation..

See this https://lionpress.wordpress.com/2008...tory-settings/

The alternative is to get an ISO for the version you have from somewhere and use the orih=gianl code to activate it.

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http://www.sevenforums.com/installation-setup/394444-how-do-i-repair-do-clean-install-no-windows-7-install-disc.html
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Hello Third Man, and welcome to Seven Forums.

You can just uninstall the bloatware software that comes with the computer in "Programs and Features" in the Control Panel just like in Vista below. Otherwise you would have to purchase a separate retail copy of Windows 7 to do a clean install with, then install all of your drivers.

Uninstall or Change a Program - Vista Forums

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Welcome to Seven Forums.
Shouldn't be a problem. You should be able to delete the partition that windows resides on, create a new partition, then load Windows 7 in the newly partitioned space.

http://www.sevenforums.com/general-discussion/170855-clean-install-win7-keeping-install-mint.html
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Hi and Welcome to TSF!

How are you going about installing Windows? Vis USB, CD, or a recovery partition?

Where did you get the copy of Windows?

How far into the installation does it get?

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Hi chodeburn

Sorry for the delay in getting a reply to you (been on vacation).

Try using the diagnostic tools for your hard drive to "zero-write" the drive: if anything is wrong with the drive, the utility will provide an error number. If the zero-write finishes successfully, it usually re-certifies the drive as error-free --- http://www.tacktech.com/display.cfm?ttid=287

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. . . Gary

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If you are installing W8 (guest) in a VM running in W7 (host), then it will not affect your W7 installation at all since it's only a VM running in W7.

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Quote: Originally Posted by blake7


Could someone tell me if a re-install from a system image file on my notebook is as good as a clean install from say a retail disk.

I can not format all my drive and start a fresh. Can my System image file become glitchy or infected with a virus.???


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Images just save you time. If the time saved means nothing to you and you are the slightest bit concerned, just do a clean install and avoid the worry.

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.

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I do see problems but I'm not knowledgeable enough to offer help at this time.

Just hang in there and a expert will be a long.
Sometimes it takes a little while because they are busy and in different time zones.

I'm not understanding this.






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Windows License Type: Retail
SLIC GATEWA SYSTEM
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Hopefully when a expert drops by you will get fixed and I get a little knowledge.

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Alex
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CBS split into 2 files and attached.

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A:Clean 7 Install, SP1 will not install but no error message

You appear to have data corruption in the SoftwareDistribution folder.


Code:
2014-12-27 11:27:18, Info CBS Read out cached package applicability for package: Package_for_KB2533552~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~~6.1.1.1, ApplicableState: 112, CurrentState:112
2014-12-27 11:27:18, Info CBS Session: 30417393_4216837632 initialized by client WindowsUpdateAgent.
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2014-12-27 11:27:18, Info CBS ProcessUpdateType [HRESULT = 0x800f080d - CBS_E_MANIFEST_INVALID_ITEM]
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2014-12-27 11:27:18, Info CBS failed to process package [HRESULT = 0x800f080d - CBS_E_MANIFEST_INVALID_ITEM]
2014-12-27 11:27:18, Info CBS Wrong package format [HRESULT = 0x800f080d - CBS_E_MANIFEST_INVALID_ITEM]
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builࡤType="release" language="neutral" name="Microsoft-Window [HRESULT = 0x800f080d - CBS_E_MANIFEST_INVALID_ITEM]
2014-12-27 11:27:18, Info CBS Failed to parse the manifest from the buffer. [HRESULT = 0x800f080d - CBS_E_MANIFEST_INVALID_ITEM]

Open an Elevated Command Prompt
Run the following commands

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NET START WUAUSERV

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http://www.sevenforums.com/windows-updates-activation/356522-clean-7-install-sp1-will-not-install-but-no-error-message.html
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http://www.sevenforums.com/software/254518-clean-install-2-partitions-where-install-applications.html
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If the key is indeed illegal, nothing that we can do. If it is lega
When it asks for your key, do not give it. Untick the box allowing for automatic activation when on line.
Then install programs, use the system when you are ready, but before 30 days, activate by phone.
Activate Windows 7 by Phone

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http://www.sevenforums.com/installation-setup/112602-win-7-upgrade-disc-wont-install-clean-install.html
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A:Clean install of Win7 after an upgrade install?

Hello STC, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Yes, you can do a clean install with a Windows 7 Upgrade copy.

Clean Install with a Upgrade Windows 7 Version

Hope this helps,
Shawn

http://www.sevenforums.com/installation-setup/85823-clean-install-win7-after-upgrade-install.html
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See the "sticky" in this same forum:

Doing a Clean Install with a Upgrade Windows 7 Version

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http://www.sevenforums.com/installation-setup/147228-perform-clean-install-after-upgrade-install.html
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A:Clean Install - REALLY Clean

Contact Acer Support:

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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/clean-install-really-clean.640964/
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A:Clean install from XP without install disc

  
Quote: Originally Posted by firebrand


I would like to perform a clean install windows 7 x64 from XP x86. I have downloaded the files from the email that I was sent, and I do not have an installation cd or .iso.

How do I make an .iso or make my flash drive bootable so that I can do a clean install? Again, I have no disc, no image, and I'm in XP. I have just the files.

Thanks.


Hi & welcome
You won't be able to clean install W7 over XP without a W7 install DVD. I worry that you'll not get much further if the files that were "sent to you in an email" were not obtained legitimately either........imo it sounds to me like they weren't!
Good luck!

http://www.sevenforums.com/installation-setup/31011-clean-install-xp-without-install-disc.html
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A:On clean xp install, cant install office and vs!

bump, please guys i need help with this one, please please please
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/on-clean-xp-install-cant-install-office-and-vs.722144/
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A:Unable to install Win 7 - clean install

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http://www.sevenforums.com/installation-setup/59999-unable-install-win-7-clean-install.html
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http://www.sevenforums.com/installation-setup/307950-clean-install-vs-image-install.html
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http://www.sevenforums.com/installation-setup/30901-better-upgrade-install-clean-install.html
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Welcome to Windows Seven Forums.

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A:clean install or in-place install??

Hi dustinfrank,

I would always recommend doing a clean install over a in-place (upgrade) install to avoid any potential compatibility problems with left over remnants from the XP install. Just be sure to backup anything you do not want to lose first of course.

Clean Install From Upgrade Vista


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Hope this help,
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http://www.vistax64.com/general-discussion/134548-clean-install-place-install.html
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A:I have a clean install and want to delete the old install

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A:Two issues: Upgrade install of W7x86 fails and W7x64 fails to clean install

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http://www.sevenforums.com/installation-setup/2469-two-issues-upgrade-install-w7x86-fails-w7x64-fails-clean-install.html
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Let me start out by saying a clean install is the better way to go however there may be some instances where a motherboard swap without having to reinstall is preferred If you are like me and want to avoid all of the custom settings shared drives etc then this option can save a LOT of time Recently I did this task on my own network storage system or home server Some more modern parts became available to me clean a swapping install of or motherboards windows. without windows install a Moving for doing a build Not only was the motherboard swapped the system drive was cloned from an ide drive to a more modern sata drive Here is how you go about swapping boards without a clean install This will work on both sata and ide type drives however if you have sata and the sata controller mode is set to AHCI or Raid you may have problems If your sata controller mode Moving a windows install or swapping motherboards without a clean install of windows. is set to ahci Moving a windows install or swapping motherboards without a clean install of windows. you can attempt to swap to native ide in the system bios before beginning this task If it boots using native ide then you should be able to do the swap If it does not boot when changing Moving a windows install or swapping motherboards without a clean install of windows. the controller mode then you are out of luck The old motherboard was a NForce with a single core AMD FX- The new board was an Epox intel chipset with a Pentium D It does not get much more different than those two chipsets cpus With the old board still installed do the following During this procedure DO NOT reboot Tell the system later for the reboot Uninstall any software that is dependent on the old board This would be things like onboard sound driver onboard nic driver or any monitoring software Uninstall your anti-virus or if possible set it to not start with windows You can reinstall or reconfig once done Open Device manager and select IDE ATAPI controller Open and right click the first on Go properties gt update driver Have the wizard show all compatible drivers so you can choose Select standard ide driver Repeat for each of the controllers listed Note this is the most important part of the procedure If you want the system to boot with the new board you must change all of the controllers listed to standard ide While in device manager remove devices dependent on the old board This would be things like floppy controller sound controller etc If you miss one here no big deal it is the atapi controllers that are really important Once done with the above shutdown and do the motherboard swap Note if you are going to replace the hard drive with a more modern sata drive now is when you clone the old drive to the new one I went through this as well and as always Acronis True Image performed flawlessly If you are not cloning to a new drive then skip right to powering ON the new system From this point on reboot when prompted Power ON and enter the bios Set time date boot order and any other custom settings you need Check your temps Once done save settings and restart When windows boots it will find new devices and load any native drivers for the new hardware Once it is complete reboot when prompted Now install your drivers in this order Note many newer boards come with a support CD DVD that will automate this process for you If you do not have this option then install in this order Install chipset motherboard driver Install sound driver Install network driver Reinstall your video driver If going from a single core cpu to a multi or dual core you will also need to change to a multi cpu in device manager This is under computer in device manager Open it and right click properties gt update driver Again have it show all compatible Choose ACPI multi processor Reinstall your AV software or reconfg to start with windows If using XP you will need to reactivate windows With Win K this is not necessary nbsp

A:Moving a windows install or swapping motherboards without a clean install of windows.

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Hi RAID and Clean Install Driver Install Win7HP-Help Array and New with RAID RAID Win Home Premium newbie Short version of long story - replaced old dead RAID Drives in Win XP system with new GB Drives plus plan to upgrade RAM to GB would have liked more but and install new OS WIN Home Premium Bit New RAID Array and Clean Install Win7HP-Help with RAID Driver Install MB is GA-EP -UD R Rev and I am having trouble figuring out how to get prepare and install the Intel RAID Drivers for Bit Win HP My main problem is that on the Gigabyte site they offer two RAID Drives Quote Intel SATA Preinstall driver For AHCI New RAID Array and Clean Install Win7HP-Help with RAID Driver Install RAID Mode Note Press F during Windows setup to read from floppy OS Windows XP bit Windows Server bit MB Quote Intel SATA RAID AHCI Driver OS Windows XP bit Windows XP bit Windows Vista bit Windows Vista bit Windows bit Windows bit Windows Server bit Windows Server bit MB The first quot pre-install quot driver extract to a Bit bootdisk - Win XP and the second quot I do not know when to use it quot Driver extracts to a iata cd exe This is where I am totally lost Which RAID Driver and from where do I install during the clean install of Win I get the need for a USB Stick Thumb Drive with the RAID Driver on it that Win will ask to be pointed at but which Driver I cannot extract anything from the iata cd exe Tried -Zip Universal Extractor and File Alyser - I do not see a Win Bit Raid Driver Do I point Win at the whole file The first Driver states that it is for Win XP Bit or Win Server Bit but it is extractable My new RAM and OS will arrive in the next couple of days so I really need help with this

A:New RAID Array and Clean Install Win7HP-Help with RAID Driver Install

The pre-install driver will allow setup to install the files correcty on the RAID array this is offered for XP only.

When you have created the RAID array in the BIOS Utility and you launch the windows 7 setup does it show the new array as a possible install location? If so there is no need for a pre-install driver (Win7 supports a variety of RAID setup out of the box).

If you do need a pre-install driver, you have not been offered one for Win7/Vista on the Manufacturers website. The only solution to this I have found is to Download "7lite/Nlite" and build the "post install" driver into the win7 image then burn a new disk (or burn to USB pen for faster install).

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Hi Some of my Win XP files appear to be corrupted and a new fresh installation is in order I have already over-installed but not much has happened I have already saved my important data along with my OE mail and address book to my secondary drive D and or a CD To reinstall everything afterwards is no problem I have done it many times Drive C is now ready to be wiped formatted and to have a Win Install XP Pro Clean new clean XP Clean Install Win XP Pro installed Being a first-timer at this task I believe I need some hand holding and guidance Anybody want to help me The MS Knowledge Base Article - How to partition and format a hard disk in Windows XP - is of little help I have the full XP Pro CD-ROM new installationm version and the software CDs for my mother board video card Clean Install Win XP Pro and sound card Both my drives are GB I prefer the FAT file system for both drives How do I kick things off and what do I have to look out for Your asistance is greatly appreciated Regards Hujambo nbsp