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Default Fresh install of XP - 08-11-2010, 12:52 PM

Having just got my 10v i would like to do a fresh install of XP without all the crap on.Since i'm not the best with computers please can someone point me in the right direction.
Is there a really easy step by step guide to this?

Is it possible to install this on to a SD card to do the re-install rather than a USB stick?

I have found 1 or 2 guides and but i'm suck on 1 big question!

Can you just use the XP (Dell) disc that came will the 10v and do you have to install the drivers as well on to a USB.
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Default 08-11-2010, 02:41 PM

you can get the drivers off of the Dell web site...also I am not sure about the SD on the Mini 10v, you might have to use a thumbdrive

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Default Be careful with fresh installs.... - 08-17-2010, 01:14 AM

Mine recognizes the sdhc card slot as a booting device. Heck, I've even been able to boot off it using a 4gb sdhc card from walgreens.

Be careful when doing a fresh install, however. Some 10v's get shipped with 3 partitions on the one drive. First is usually a diagnostics partition. Second is your OS, and third is the recovery partition. You could wipe the ability to do a factory restore out, but that may be okay since you got the discs.
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Default 09-08-2010, 12:59 AM

You should have more than one CD. One with the OS on it and another with all the drivers. My 1010 finally bit the big one and I had to repartition it and start from scratch.

I had to remove all the corrupted partitions (the os cd kept trying to repair them, to no avail) and repartition the HD then format it and then install XP. After than I still had to install all the drivers one at a time from the driver CD plus any software not part of the OS.

Most driver CD's install all the original drivers with one clip; but not the one that comes with the Dell mini's. Also I found that a couple of the programs (not drivers) were not on the driver CD. fdalbor

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