How do you reformatt a pc?

  neosimz 16:37 26 Aug 2003

I have windows xp upgrade and I need to reformatt my pc and I need to know how to reformatt my pc. Please help.

  alcudia 16:48 26 Aug 2003

What was your OS before the XP upgrade and do you have a recovery disc for this. Also what version of XP are you using and have you converted the file system to NTFS. All this needs to be known before we can start.

  Barrie_G 18:12 26 Aug 2003

It's just the same as if you were doing a clean install of xp, set your first boot device to cd in the bios, restart your pc with the xp disk in the cd drive, choose fresh install (advanced option) it will tell you that there is already and operating system on this drive, choose the delete option, delete the partition, and then install xp onto the patition, (you will need your other operating system cd to place into the drive to show that you qualify to use the upgrade disk, just follow the prompts and choose your settings.

  smegs 18:30 26 Aug 2003

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