From time to time, it's actually easier to re-install Windows than attempt to fix the Registry, delete all the temp file contents that accrue on your system, defragment your hard drive and fix issues involving spyware that might have got on to your computer. However, re-installing Windows XP from your original install CD is a painful process. It may not have SP1, never mind SP2. It definitely won't have the latest drivers or security updates and it won't have been pre-configured with your personal information.
nLite 22.214.171.124 is the latest version of the must-have Windows XP install-CD customisation tool. It enables you to take your original boot/install CD and add the latest drivers, security updates and other tools such as the latest Windows Media Player. You can then customise the information so it already includes the activation code, your location, network settings and more. Essentially, it enables you to get Windows XP back on your system, as quickly as possible. If you own Windows Vista, take a look at vLite 0.95.
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