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Old 02-24-2006, 12:23 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Question Erasing and Restarting a Laptop?

My friend just sold me an older sony vaio laptop for cheap. I am looking to erase the memory and install everything fresh. Preferebly to a C: wiping out Windows. So I want to erase everything and install my own version of Windows. Can anyone help me as to how this is done. I will get all the necessary drivers for all the hardware in it. I believe it just has a CD-Rom drive in it. I am just using it for some of my older programs and games.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks alot for any help

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Old 02-24-2006, 12:41 AM   #2 (permalink)
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if your useing windows xp cd you can reformat the hard drive form that and install windows.. unless the laptop has a floopy drive then you cna jsut reformat the hd with a windows 98 cd which is sopuse to be the best one to clear the information out. you can find it but it is easier just useing the windows xp cd
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