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Help with Windows.

Ok, well... I'm thinking about whipping my hard drive to start off clean but the thing is, I've only done this twice, and it wasn't on my computer therefore my question is...

after I whipe my hard drive, completely deleting everything including windows, how do I get windows back on? Do I insert the Windows disk and boot from it?

Please let me know... Thanks in advance.

P.S. I am using Dirik's boot n nuke to whipe the drive.

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Boot from the CD. . .

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and follow the prompts.

Make sure you have all the drivers for everything such as audio, video, modem, printer, etc. Windows does not have them. All other programs will be gone too so hopefully you have the install CDs for them. On systems today a full reinstall can be a two day task.

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Unless...

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your computer came with a "recovery" disc as opposed to a Windows "setup" disc. I have a laptop that came with a CD containing a hard drive image of the computer's factory state as opposed to a Windows installer. In that case, all the drivers are already pre-installed. However, if you have an actual Windows setup disc (OEM or retail) then Coryphaeus is right, it most likely will not have the drivers included so you'll need to get them elsewhere.

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Thanks

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ok... I have the CD with all the drivers on them... also I'll have a look for the recovery CD if I don't have it, I'll go ahead and use the Derik's boot n nuke..

Thanks for your help.

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(NT) Glad to be of help

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