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I would like sto dump my system, and start over. Syst: Gateway GT5220. running Windows XP service pack 3


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This will perform an install that will eraseeverything and start over.
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  1. Remove all CDs or DVDs from the optical drives. \015\012
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  2. Turn off the computer using the normal Windows shut down process. \015\012
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  3. After the computer is turned off, disconnect all USB devices except the keyboard and mouse. This includes USB devices such as a printer, scanner, removable storage, or camera. \015\012
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  4. Turn on the computer. To start recovery, at the prompt press the F11 key.
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  5. In the System Restore Options dialog box, select Full System Restore (Destructive), and then click Next.
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  6. In the System Restore - Format and Recover dialog box, click Yes.
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  7. Files copy.
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  8. In the System Restore dialog box, click Restart.
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  9. The computer restarts. \015\012
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  10. Drivers and applications are installed.
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  11. In the Welcome to Microsoft Windows screen, click Next.
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  12. In the Are your speakers working? screen, click Yes! I can hear the music!, and then click Next.
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  13. In the What time zone are you in? screen, select the appropriate time zone, and then click Next.
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  14. In the End User License Agreement screen, click Yes I accept for both EULAs, and then click Next.
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  15. In the Help protect your PC screen, click Help protect my PC by turning on Automatic Updates now, and then click Next.
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  16. In the What's your computer's name screen, type a name for the computer and a description, if desired, and then click Next.
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  17. In the What's your Administrator password? screen, type the appropriate information, and then click Next.
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  18. In the Is this computer in a domain? screen, click Skip. \015\012
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  19. The computer checks the Internet connectivity. Please wait.
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  20. In the How will this computer connect to the Internet? screen, select the appropriate option, and then click Next.
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  21. In the Do you use a username and password to connect to the Internet? screen, select the appropriate option, and then click Next.
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  22. In the Setting up a high speed connection screen, select the appropriate options, and then click Next.
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  23. In the Ready to register with Microsoft screen, to register with Microsoft after the OOBE screens are completed, select No, not at this time, and then click Next.
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  24. In the Thank you screen, click Finish.
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  25. Installation is complete. Any application that shipped on a separate CD can now be installed. It is recommended to update the antivirus definitions and perform Windows Updates.
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