The longer you use your computer, the more bloated it gets with old settings and data. Deleting old files to free up hard drive space will speed it up somewhat, but there comes a point where your PC has so much junk clogging the system that you need to reinstall Windows XP from scratch. This will make your computer much faster, clearing out all the clutter to give you a streamlined operating system working at its full potential.
Back up all the files you wish to save from your computer. Re-installing Windows XP will make your computer faster, but cleaning out the system means wiping your hard drive.
Insert a Windows XP installation disk into your computer.
Turn on the computer. Your PC will automatically detect the disk and boot from it directly.
Click "Next" when the computer warns you that XP is already installed. This will overwrite the current slow version.
Enter your desired username and password and click "Next."
Press F8 to accept the Windows XP Licensing Agreement when it appears.
Wait for installation to complete and then restart your computer.
- Installing a new, faster version of Windows XP will erase your hard drive. Be sure to back up all the data you wish to save before beginning.
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