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Wiping my hard drive - Compaq Presario 2100 Windows XP

by jakeomatic / September 7, 2008 8:16 AM PDT

So I'm planning on wiping my hard drive because its totally wasted. Can I get a step by step tutorial on how to wipe it? I'm backing up my computer on an external hard drive just incase..

Also, I have a windows XP disc but I don't know if it will work because I don't know if it will accept the anti-piracy serial number.. Help?

Thanks.

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Looks grim.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / September 7, 2008 8:29 AM PDT
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Thanks.
by jakeomatic / September 7, 2008 8:32 AM PDT
In reply to: Looks grim.

There probably isn't a problem with the serial (I got the laptop as a hand-me-down from a neighbor ;)-I also have driver restore disks, wireless setup, windows update disks so I'm doing pretty good.. I guess I'll go for it :S

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Just one more question:
by jakeomatic / September 7, 2008 8:38 AM PDT
In reply to: Thanks.

Since I don't have ANYTHING important at all, is it really necessary to back up my computer?

And, is there anything particularly important about this, should I do it myself or have a professional do it?

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(NT) Anyone?
by jakeomatic / September 7, 2008 9:03 AM PDT
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Why not do it yourself.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / September 7, 2008 10:45 AM PDT

I'm seeing 200 bucks to install XP. Why not learn how?

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