I created this reminder the last time I reinstalled Windows XP but it never got out of drafts. Since Windows XP Service Pack 3 will be out soon, I will need this again.

  • Download the latest service pack.
  • Backup data.
  • Make list of applications you use. Wakoopa and del.icio.us can help. Do not forget application (mainly Firefox) add ons.
  • Install operating system.
  • Install service pack.
  • Fix Internet connection (Broadcom 440x 10/100 Integrated Controller):
    Insert hp restore plus! CD > start > My Computer > right click > Manage > Device Manager > Other Devices > Ethernet Controller > right click > Update Driver...
  • Activate operating system.
  • Install other updates.
  • Install antivirus.
  • Install Firefox and Adobe Flash Player plugin.
  • Keyboard:
    start > Control Panel > Date, Time, Language, and Regional Options > Add other languages > Languages - Text services and input languages > Details... > Settings:

    • Installed services > Add.. > Input language > Croatian > OK
    • Default input language > Croatian > Croatian > OK > OK
  • Sound (SoundMAX Integrated Digital Audio):
    Insert hp restore plus! CD > start > My Computer > right click > Manage > Device Manager > Other devices > Multimedia Audio Controller > right click > update driver
  • TV:
    Insert WinFast Drivers (CX2388x) CD > start > My Computer > right click > Manage > Device Manager > Other devices > Multimedia Controller > right click > Update Driver…

    • Multimedia Controller - WinFast TV2000 XP Global/TV Global
    • Multimedia Video Controller - WinFast TV2000 XP Global/TV Global WDM Video Capture
    • Unknown device - WinFast TV2000 XP Global/TV Global WDM Crossbar
    • Unknown device - WinFast TV2000 XP Global/TV Global WDM TVTuner.(Xceive XC2028)
  • Monitor (Intel(R) 82845G/GL/GE/PE/GV Graphics Controller):
    Insert hp restore plus! CD > Start > My Computer > right click > Manage > Device Manager > Other devices > Video Controller (VGA Compatible) > right click > Update Driver…
  • Desktop:
    right click > Properties > Settings > select monitor labeled 1 > check check box Extend my Windows desktop onto this monitor. > OK
  • Time:
    start > Control Panel > Date, Time, Language, and Regional Options > Change the date and time > Time Zone > GMT+01:00 Sarajevo, Skopje, Warsaw, Zagreb
  • Regional and Language Options:
    start > Control Panel > Date, Time, Language, and Regional Options > Regional and Language Options > Regional Options > Standards and formats > Croatian > Location > Croatia > OK
  • Windows Explorer:
    • View > Details
    • Tools > Folder Options... > View
      • Folder views > Apply to All Folders > Yes
      • Advanced settings: > Hide extensions for known file types > uncheck > OK
  • Remove Internet Explorer clicking sound:
    Control Panel > Sounds, Speech and Audio devices > Sounds and Audio Devices > Sounds > Program events > Windows Explorer > Start Navigation > Sounds > (None) > OK