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Old 05-02-2007, 01:39 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Computer Help, Please!!! - they used to be fast...

Hello I have two computers and need top know the best and right way to format them to as new, ideal for games, applications etc, i never really got tought how to properly
install windows and what disks to use afterwards etc? Thanks

Advent 7086 Laptop

Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition SP2
Intel Celeron (M) 1.4GHz
256Mb Ram
40Gb HDD
128Mb Graphics Card
4 x USB 2.0
DVD +/- RW

Fujitsu Siemens Scaleo P

Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition SP2
Intel Pentium 4 Processor
1024Mb Ram (1Gig)
260Gb HDD
128Mb Nvidia/ATI Graphics Card
6 x USB 2.0
DVD +/- RW
Floppy Disk Drive

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well you go into the bios and set the optical drive as first in the boot priority you then pt the windows disk and turn on the computer and go through the windows install it is fairly self-explanatory. you will want to back up any data as everything on the harddrive will be wiped

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Yeah, you basically do pretty much the same thing as when you install windows the first time on a clean hard drive. Usually you press delete as the computer is loading up to go into Bios.
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Select the option to delete partitions you have on the drive, then create new ones if you want, format, install. Then you have to install ALL your drivers so I hope you have the CD's that came with your hardware.
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