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Troubleshooting Windows XP Installations

Where to Start

Troubleshoot Windows XP Installation
If you have problems installing or using Windows XP Professional, the following tips and instructions can help.

Data Loss May Occur After Reinstalling, Repairing, or Upgrading Windows XP 
Microsoft Knowledge Base Article: 312368 -  You may lose data that is stored in the All Users folder and you may lose default program templates and settings that are stored in the Default User folder after you reinstall, repair, or upgrade Windows XP. (

Issue Installing Windows XP on Computers That Have Wireless LAN Adapters 
Microsoft Knowledge Base Article: 310528 - You may experience networking problems when you install Windows XP on a computer that has a wireless local area network (LAN) adapter that is based on a Symbol Technologies chipset. 

UnInstalling Operating Systems

How to Remove Linux and Install Windows on Your Computer 
Microsoft Knowledge Base Article: 247804 - This article describes how you can remove the Linux operating system from your computer, and install a Windows operating system. This article also assumes that Linux is already installed on the hard disk using Linux native and Linux swap partitions, which are incompatible with the Windows operating system, and that there is no free space left on the drive. 

How to Manually Remove Windows 2000 and Windows XP and Restore Windows 95/98 
Microsoft Knowledge Base Article: 250456 - This article contains an overview of available options for removing a Windows 2000 or Windows XP upgrade and restoring Microsoft Windows 95 or Microsoft Windows 98.

How to Manually Remove Windows XP and Restore Windows 95, Windows 98, or Windows Millennium 
Microsoft Knowledge Base Article: 314052 - This article contains an overview of the options that are available for removing a Windows XP upgrade and restoring Microsoft Windows 95

How to Manually Start the Uninstall Process to Remove Windows XP 
Microsoft Knowledge Base Article: 312569 - If you cannot boot into Windows XP in Normal mode or Safe mode, and you upgraded the operating system from Microsoft Windows 98 or Microsoft Windows Millennium Edition (Me), you may need to manually uninstall Windows XP. You can also use the procedures that are described in this article to cancel Windows XP Setup if this option is not available at some point during the installation 

How to Start the Windows XP Uninstallation Process from a Command Prompt (Q308233)
Microsoft Knowledge Base Article: 308233 -
This article describes how to start the Windows XP uninstallation process when you are unable to start your Windows XP-based computer typically or in Safe mode

How to Uninstall Windows XP and Revert to a Previous Operating System
Microsoft Knowledge Base Article: 303661 - This article describes how to uninstall Windows XP after an upgrade (by using a qualifying upgrade path) has completed successfully. This would include the successful creation of the Windows XP uninstallation files (Backup.cab and Boot.cab) during the initial upgrade.

Cannot Remove Windows XP, Error Message: Cannot Create the Folder
(810880) - When you try to remove Windows XP, you may receive the following error message: Cannot create the folder drive letter :\ Windows folder \ folder name If you click Retry , you receive the same message. If you click Quit , the computer restarts, and then you recieve the same error message.

Error Message: Setup Cannot Uninstall Windows XP Because the Backup Image Was Created in the Future
Microsoft Knowledge Base Article: 318029 -
When you try to remove (uninstall) Windows XP after you upgrade from Microsoft Windows Millennium Edition (Me), you may receive the following error message: Setup cannot uninstall Windows XP because the backup image was created in the future according to the current time. Check computer date and time settings.