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Old 03-08-2008, 02:48 PM   #1 (permalink)
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okay so here is my problem, im about to install a new video card and i would like to get rid of everything on my hard drive including XP before i do, my computer has also been running slower and i had a virus that put god knows what on there, all i know is that it sure did give me some nasty popups. but anyway will this wipe out everything on the hdd and if so i need step by step instructions on how to format it.
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Old 03-08-2008, 03:35 PM   #2 (permalink)
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You can choose to format your hard drive when you install Windows XP.

What computer do you have? Do you have a retail version of Windows XP or did Windows XP come pre-installed on your computer?

If you have a retail version of Windows XP, then all you need to do is boot into the Windows XP installation disc and choose to format during setup.

If Windows XP came pre-installed on your computer and you have a set of recovery discs / a recovery partition, boot into the recovery discs / recovery partition, and perform a clean install of Windows XP (commonly called a 'destructive' system recovery).
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yeah its the retail version, thats what i was thinking of doing but i just wanted to make sure,, thanks
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