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I need immediate HELP formatting Windows Vista back XP ASAP!

by Monkstro / April 8, 2010 8:18 AM PDT

please NO ONE suggest KILLDISK or anything like that, PLEASE... the last time i formatted my hard drive was 2 years ago and i actually did this same thing. went from Windows Vista BACK to my XP.. i just cant remember how i did it.. i know i was in some sort of MS DOS looking thing.. and i chose to partition my Vista HD or whatever and straight up formatted it... the entire Vista was GONE and once it was gone, i restared or it restarted for me and i had my XP disc in the CD/DVD-Rom drive and it automatically started installing that on the new and clean partition.. Vista was gone, as well as everything i once had.. but i DID back everything important up...

either way, i need some immediate help in doing this.. i know SOMEONE out there knows what im talking about and how to do it this way without KILLDISK or any other software... i just want to use what i already have, like ive done in the past.. format the partition tha Vista is on and start over fresh and new with XP...

my computer came with XP on it and about 2 months later i received the Vista upgrade in the mail and upgraded to it.. well, i hate it and always have and am now just like, screw it, yes, after 2 years.. but i dont care.. better late than never...

so can someone PLEASE help me out?!?! thank you soooo much! you have no idea how badly i need to get this done today..... thank you thank you THANK YOU!!! Happy

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So you want to use Step 4 at link?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / April 8, 2010 8:40 AM PDT
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by lkeyes707 / April 8, 2010 10:25 AM PDT

I dont know why you would want to do that. You can go into the BIOS. by restarting the hard drive and pressing either F2 F8 or ESC. then tell it to boot from the disc drive. then put the new version of windows in and it will reformat and partition the hard drive on it's own.
The only reason you really partition a drive is to add more then one OS on the computer.
LoSki

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