How do I perform a clean install of Vista HP ?

  woofwoofbark 10:46 30 Jun 2008

Over a year ago I bought a new computer with vista home premium pre-installed , I used it for a few months but reverted back to XP.

My comp didnt come with a vista DVD , just a hidden recovery partition , this was wiped when I installed XP.

Anyway... I installed vista ok but I didnt see an option to format the drive prior to installation , I ended up with C:Windows.old , which I deleted .. but ... I want to have a fresh install of vista ...

How do I go about formatting the drive with the vista dvd ? ( by the way , I logged into microsofts vista forum asking if I could buy vista on dvd without lisence but was to that wasnt an option and to download the dvd as the dvd is just a trial version of windows and to use my own serial to activate , which I did)

Please help , and advice is most welcomed.


  BurrWalnut 13:41 30 Jun 2008

When one boots from the DVD, the sequence is loading files, key in Regional Settings (Language, Time/Currency, Keyboard), choose partition, then Drive Options Advanced which allows deleting/formatting of partitions.

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