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Reinstall Windows XP and keep Program Settings

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I need to reinstall windows xp pro and I cannot rememer how to reinstall over the current installation and not have to reinstall all my programs. I have the installation cd. Any help would be appreciated.
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This is a very good page on how to perform an XP Repair Install, which will preserve your data and programs:

http://www.michaelstevenstech.com/XPrepairinstall.htm
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This is called an in place reinstallation. There is a good ms page about it here.

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/315341
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Thanks. I just wanted to be sure.
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