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want to format hard drive with windows vista

I was given an old computer that has a partition with windows vista in one and windows xp in the other. I want to completely format the hard drive and use a cd to install a fresh os. Can anyone help?

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Which OS?

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Are you going to install?

Dafydd.

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Keep in mind that under most conditions we don't format.

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If you want to trip up an install of most OSes you format the drive. Instead just leave it unpartitioned, boot your OS CD/DVD/USB and follow the prompts. That will get the OS installed and then, well, the hunt for drivers and apps follows.
Bob

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Format a Hard Drive Using Windows Vista

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You must format a hard drive before you can use it Windows Vista. To format a hard drive in Windows Vista means to delete any information on the drive and to setup a file system so the operating system can read and write data to and from the drive. For more details you can see this video - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6JyOPfBgGXs&noredirect=1

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Re: format

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That's not true. The setup can perfectly do it. Moreover, he can't format the Windows Vista partition from Windows Vista and the Windows XP partition from XP, and maybe he prefers having only one partition in his new setup. So the link you gave is quite useless for the OP, in all respects.

Kees

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Agree

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I am agree with you and I just give set up without format.

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