hard drive change

  tonydm 10:45 22 Dec 2008

I am about to change the hard drive in my laptop
before i give it away

but i dont have a operating disc for it as when it was new it automatically starts itself and doesnt require discs to start.

is there a program i can download and save to discs which i could use to install a operating system into the laptop once i have installed the new hard drive into it.

or maybe i could create a operating disc from the laptop before i take out the hard drive

tha hard drive contains sensitive info hence changing it before giving it away

thanks for any help


  keef66 11:02 22 Dec 2008

Most pc's these days come with an option to restore them to factory condition (from an image on a hidden partition)

Far easier than what you're considering doing

You got any literature with the laptop? Or contact the manufacturer.

  CLONNEN 11:10 22 Dec 2008

You could always try installing a Linux operating system on it instead. There are a lot of Live CDs which you can download to try out the Linux OS before permanently installing it onto the hard drive.

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