|In a closed post "Reinstall Win XP witout Losing Data" of 26 Nov 02, Brian Ribnall stated:|
Name: Brian Rignall
Date: November 26, 2002 at 18:32:44 Pacific
If you need to reinstall WindowsXP and want to keep all your current installed applications and settings:
Go to the location of your source files [this is the I386 folder on CD-ROM or a copy you may have made to the Hard Disk].
Run WINNT32 /unattend
I've often need to do this to repair something that had gotten corrupted and didn't want to do a clean install.
I have tried this on my desktop(Win XP Home V 2002, SP3, Intel Pentiem 4, 2.4 GHz, 1 GB RAM) but the warning is that, becasue the CD version (SP1) os older that my current Win XP Home SP3, current settings cannot be retained. Please advise me of a good description of the complete process to reinstall Win XP to SP3, while preserving my current applications and settings.
I have a long-outstanding serious problem with only being able to access very few websites, despite both Windows Network Connections and my Network Magic pro 5 showing that interconnectivity through my cable modem (Cogeco.ca) is OK. I have tried a great many potential solutions, as recommended by Experts Exchange members, all without success. I suspect a corrupt Microsoft communications-related file, but I have no means. apparently, of discovering which file (or files) might be involved. Before having to exercise the extreme solution of reformatting my C:\ drive and reinstalling all of my programs, I consider that reinstalling Win XP to SP3 may work.
Appreciatively, Bruce Morris