CPU Magnet 21:10 10 Mar 2003

I would like to reformat my harddrive, but I have been wondering whether I would be able to use a Windows XP home edition UPGRADE cd instead of a FULL version to put on my harddrive. This is a brand new upgrade cd which I have. Any answers would be welcome.

  CPU Magnet 21:12 10 Mar 2003

I was also wondering how long it would take to reformat the drive. It a 20Gb harddrive, with 10Gb used up.

  Terrahawk 21:14 10 Mar 2003

to clean install you would need full version of xp or reinstall your origional software then upgrade

  CPU Magnet 21:21 10 Mar 2003

cheers Terrahawk
But I have had the commputer for about a year ad have somehow lost the original cd, any other possibilities out there?!

  TECHNODIMWIT 22:07 10 Mar 2003

i think you can only use the upgrade cd if you have an earlier version of windows.

upgrade cd`s can be used as upgrade or full installation, but you need the former to be installed for upgrade or the disc for verification
when clean installing


  old and bald 19:30 12 Mar 2003

i have a 80 gig HD which is in need of a urgent format.
i am not sure what to do !!!!!!
can sumone please help...



  Tim1964 20:35 12 Mar 2003

Enter "format" and your OS into the search box at the top.....also you will get more response if you start a fresh posting (with a title like "how do I format Harddrive" or something like that.

Good luck.

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