Iam relatively new to laptops, a friend has given me one or two, both with vista. I wouldn't mind reformatting them completely, but i find the problem that, if I do reinstall the operating system, aern't there laptop specific drives that must go with it in order for the laptop to function? also, the 'newest' laptop is giving me administration issues(i've already talked about this in another thread given the issue is windows related), I have a brand new compaq that i've yet to boot or anything. Is there a way I can wipe the current hard drive out of my used laptop with the new hard drive and start over?
i5 2400 @ 3.10Ghz | 16GB RAM | 500GB + 1TB | GTX 750Ti