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Operating System Installs

Installing or reinstalling operating systems can be challenging to say the least. It's easily the most complicated, and probably the most time consuming, software installation you can do.

No need to fear! These complete, screenshot-based tutorials to installing Windows will step you through the process quickly and painlessly:

How Do I Clean Install Windows?
A clean installation of Windows is helpful for fixing serious problems. A clean install will erase everything from the drive that Windows is installed on.

How Do I Perform a New Installation of Windows?
A new install of Windows is what you'd call an installation of Windows onto a new or newly empty hard drive. Here are complete tutorials to help.

How Do I Perform a Startup Repair or Repair Install of Windows?
A repair install or Startup Repair will replace important Windows files but keep your personal data. Here are links to full tutorials.

How Do I Reinstall Windows XP Without Reformatting?
Instructions on reinstalling Windows XP without having to format your hard drive.

How To Install Windows
Links to installation tutorials for Windows 8, 7, Vista, and XP.

How To Install Windows 7
Complete walk-throughs of the various ways you can install Windows 7.

Plan Your Windows 7 Clean Install
Tutorial on how to complete a "clean install" of Windows 7.

How To Install Windows Vista
Tutorials for the several different ways you can install Windows Vista.

How To Install Windows XP
Complete walk-throughs of the various Windows XP install methods.

How To Clean Install Windows XP
A complete walkthrough of the clean install process for Windows XP.

How to Perform a New Installation of Windows XP - Part 2 of 3
Part 2 of 3 to performing a new installation of Windows XP.

How to Perform a New Installation of Windows XP - Part 1 of 3
If you're planning on installing Windows XP on a new, empty hard drive then this is for you. Follow this easy to understand, visual step by step guide and you'll be enjoying Windows XP in no time! Part 1 of 3.

How to Perform a New Installation of Windows 7 - Part 2 of 2
Wait for Windows 7 Setup to Complete. This is the beginning of part 2 of 2.

How to Perform a New Installation of Windows 7 - Part 1 of 2
If you're planning on installing Windows 7 on a new, empty hard drive then this guide is for you. Follow these easy to understand steps to install Windows 7. Part 1 of 2.

How To Perform a Windows XP Repair Install (Part 1 of 2)
A complete walk-through of a Windows XP Repair Install.

How to Perform a New Installation of Windows XP - Part 3 of 3
Part 3 of 3 to performing a new installation of Windows XP.

How To Clean Install Windows 8
A complete tutorial on clean installing Windows 8. To clean install Windows 8 means to remove the previously installed OS and then install Windows 8.

How To Perform a Windows XP Repair Install (Part 2 of 2)
Second part of a 2-part tutorial on completing a Windows XP Repair Install.

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