formating a laptop

  1x11456 18:21 06 Jan 2006

i have just got a dell pci266 laptop (not the fastest in the world but good enough for my needs) it has win 2000 installed but for security and piece of mind i would like to format the hdd and reinstall win2000..there are no dell instalation discs but i have a genuine win200 disc how do i go about formating the hdd i have upgraded from windows 98 to xp on a computer but never on a laptop is it the same (put in disc then delete partition/format/install) or would i need the dell discs..there are drivers on dells site but no info on how to format..any help please..thanks in advance

  smy13 18:25 06 Jan 2006

I bought a second user dell c600 last year for my son and loaded a OEM XP home on to it by just inserting the disc turning it on and following the instructions on screen, don't know if this helps any

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 18:27 06 Jan 2006

put in disc then delete partition/format/install

no need to delete the partion just format it. and install win2000

click here and back up and copy your drivers to a disk 1st.

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