eyo technlogies For your PC needs
Results 1 to 2 of 2

Thread: Dell Windows XP factory reset.

  1. #1
    Ext User(Protocoder) Guest

    Dell Windows XP factory reset.


    Hello Experts,


    I have Latitude D505 laptop with Windows XP, kept updated to latest
    Windows SP3 .. however, to ensure I have good speed and efficiency I
    would require to do factory resets from time to time.

    I hear that Microsoft will stop support of SP1, SP2 and in couple of
    years to complete XP. I have the following questions..

    1. Please can you give me the complete procedure for Dell Latitude D505
    factory reset (with or without install disks) ..

    2. I see in various forums that if I do factory reset, all my windows
    update which I have been doing for ages will be gone !
    How to know which service pack my laptop will revert when I do factory
    reset.

    3. Given that Microsoft support wouldn't be there, what does that mean ?
    Cannot I do factory resets after 2 years from now.

    4. How about SP 2 ? If my laptop resets to SP1a, How to do I download
    SP2 ? http://tinyurl.com/6fh7x6e and
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/322389#tosp3 Can I use this link to
    download to upgrade my laptop ? and use windows update to upgrade to SP3
    ?

    5. What are the Pros and cons of downloading them in removal drive and
    installing them separately vs using windows update.

    What does Microsoft support stop actually mean to users ?

    Please can someone give me the answers.

    Thanks in Advance.
    - P




    --
    Protocoder

  2. #2
    Ext User(philo) Guest

    Re: Dell Windows XP factory reset.

    On 04/07/2012 07:06 PM, Protocoder wrote:
    > Hello Experts,
    >
    >
    > I have Latitude D505 laptop with Windows XP, kept updated to latest
    > Windows SP3 .. however, to ensure I have good speed and efficiency I
    > would require to do factory resets from time to time.
    >
    > I hear that Microsoft will stop support of SP1, SP2 and in couple of
    > years to complete XP. I have the following questions..
    >
    > 1. Please can you give me the complete procedure for Dell Latitude D505
    > factory reset (with or without install disks) ..
    >
    > 2. I see in various forums that if I do factory reset, all my windows
    > update which I have been doing for ages will be gone !
    > How to know which service pack my laptop will revert when I do factory
    > reset.
    >
    > 3. Given that Microsoft support wouldn't be there, what does that mean ?
    > Cannot I do factory resets after 2 years from now.
    >
    > 4. How about SP 2 ? If my laptop resets to SP1a, How to do I download
    > SP2 ? http://tinyurl.com/6fh7x6e and
    > http://support.microsoft.com/kb/322389#tosp3 Can I use this link to
    > download to upgrade my laptop ? and use windows update to upgrade to SP3
    > ?
    >
    > 5. What are the Pros and cons of downloading them in removal drive and
    > installing them separately vs using windows update.
    >
    > What does Microsoft support stop actually mean to users ?
    >
    > Please can someone give me the answers.
    >
    > Thanks in Advance.
    > - P
    >
    >
    >
    >





    First off, if your machine resets to SP1 then you can skip sp2 and go
    right to sp3.

    You can simply download sp3 and save to to cd.

    NOTE: Just because Microsoft will not be writing new updates for XP the
    current updates such as sp3 should still be available on their site for
    quite some time

    --
    https://www.createspace.com/3707686

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •