by mneumann - 1/29/06 6:45 AM
I have a problem that must be very common. I would like to reformat my hard drive and do a complete system restore on XP Home. Unfortunately I have one of those PCs which has no Windows disk and the restore functions based on a partition, D. The trouble is, if I do a complete system restore from D, I will get all the crap that was on the PC as shipped - including trial vesions of security software that will be a nightmare to purge. There will also be a ton of updates: I won't even have SP2. Is there any way to do a cleaner restore for someone in my situation?
Any help much appreciated,