I have heard that installing over xp invalid dates xp if you need to use again. i have a retial ver of xp and have a pc lined up for it.
the vista will be a full oem vista but i dont wont to upgrade but do a full install. i want to wipe xp first but deleting and reset the partition and format before i install vista. xp does this but i dont think i can with vista.
will it be a case of downloading FDISK or does the clean install give the options i want, the microsoft link does not make this very clear.
@sunny staines Vista will allow you to delete/format any existing partitions as you are installing it, its very easy to do in the Vista setup and very quick actually. Thats about all i like about it though. But thats just me. Good luck with your install, its simple to do.
Hi Sunny. Yeah choose Custom and on the "Where do you want to install windows" click " Drive options (advanced)" then you can create,extend delete or format partitions. And relax, if you make a mistake just start over. Wont hurt a thing and youll be learning all the while.
i have sat on the fence for just over a year, having tried the beta for a short time.
after reading pro vista comments from several respected readers on this forum i have decided to give it a go now sp1 is out. i will have to double my ram, just going through the process of convincing the wife on the cost. i was waiting for the promised price reduction offered by MS but this seems to have died a death MS will not even answer the point when i phone them.