Okay well the over-simplified version is: First make sure you have everything she wants to keep saved on a CD, internet drive, etc because you are going to delete EVERYTHING on her harddrive. I'm assuming that you don't have any bootleg software or anything that you don't have the installation CD for. Okay so now you have all the stuff backed-up somewhere that you want saved, you can proceed with installation. Go ahead and put your Windows XP installation CD into the computer and reboot, right after your BIOS does all its memory stuff and windows is about to start booting hit F8 and select Boot from CD drive. That will take forever to boot and then start installing windows XP. When it asks about drive partions you are going to say you want to edit partitions and then delete all partitions on the drive. Then, Windows XP will reformat the drive and erase everything then it will begin the very long and paintful process of installing windows by looking like its almost finished but then reboot like 4 billion times. The good news is that its pretty much all automated. Anyway, there's probably a bunch of articles about this with more detail if you're stumped.piercebrew said:My GF's computer is jacked. It is crashing all the time, and is realy slow. It is running XP, I was planning on reinstalling windows on. Just starting new. But how do i do this? I have all the cd roms.
Memory is really cheap these days. It won't be a waste of money. Depending on what type of memory her computer uses you can probably double your memory for less than $30 from an online retailer. A local retailer, like BestBuy or CompUSA, will cost more.piercebrew said:Sense there seems to be some computer skills here...
Her computer is a Petium III 1.1 GHz, with 256MB of RAM, and 30 gigs of Hard drive space. How ram intensive is XP? I have an Apple with 640MB of RAM, and it runs well but it ran slow with the standard 128mb. Would adding another 256MB to her computer make it run much faster or would it be a waste of money?