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Old 02-03-2008, 04:43 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I am about to install the operating system, XP Pro x64, on my new build. The hard drive is blank. Is there anything that I need to do to the new Western Digital hard drive before I install the OS?
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Should be good to go.
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I always format, at least a quick format, even on new drives, I have no idea why, but it can't hurt.
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I always format, at least a quick format, even on new drives, I have no idea why, but it can't hurt.
Very true it's not going to hurt anything. Might want to do that just cause but either way you should be fine.
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will work 100% windows setup will partition it for you and then give you the option to quick format or full format, either is good.
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