How to Perform an In-Place Upgrade (Reinstallation) of Windows XP (Q315341)
This article explains how to perform an in-place upgrade , or reinstallation, of Windows XP. This can also be called a repair installation.
When you perform an in-place upgrade of Windows XP, you reinstall Windows to the same folder. You may want to do this if you need to repair your installation of Windows XP. To reinstall Windows XP, use either of the following methods.
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