Pop in the XP CD, boot from it, follow the on-screen instructions. All pretty straight forward. You don't need any diagrams or anything like that if you are able to read and follow instructions.
Just be sure to back up anything you don't want to lose, and have any driver and program install CDs handy to save yourself some time later in the process. And if you want to save more time, there's no difference between a quick format and a regular format when the goal is simply reinstalling the operating system. But the quick format takes 15-20 seconds, and the normal format can take 15-20 minutes on a slow drive.
I'm thinking about reformatting my home computer but, not having done it before, I went looking for instructions on how to do it.
I typed in reformat windows xp on Google and came across this site.
There are 14 steps along with some diagrams showing what to do.
Based on these instructions, it looks like it's a fairly simple process.
Just wondering if anyone has used these instructions and how did things go?
Or to anyone who has reformatted their computer, are these instructions accurate?
I don't want to get started and then run into a bunch of suprises.
I know my way around a computer somewhat but, if things get too technical, then I'm not much good.
Any feedback would be appreciated.