first time format please assist

  garybaldy 20:32 26 Jan 2003

im trying to format using windows xp home edition .ive searched google but the information i have doesnt seem to be working please advise.

  Tim1964 20:35 26 Jan 2003

Have you tried entering "format" and "XP" into the search box at the top of the helproom page? It will then list previous postings about this.

  garybaldy 20:38 26 Jan 2003

new to the site tim ,but thanks

  VoG™ 20:45 26 Jan 2003
  garybaldy 21:10 26 Jan 2003

ive read through alot of the previous threads but im still a bit unsure .i do not have the windows XP cd but i do have the product recovery disc dvd-rom im i to beleive that i insert this disc into my lap top and then i will be guided through the rest.

  Giggle n' Bits 23:11 26 Jan 2003

The Windows XP was installed at the Factory by the manufacturer of your PC.

The Product recovery CD/DVD is only a factory settings restore and does not contain Windows XP.

If you did format your HDD the Recovery CD would be rendered useless to yourself/pc.

You would need to go and buy a Windows XP CD for £80 OEM OR £120 ish Retail.

  garybaldy 12:04 27 Jan 2003

i went ahead and inserted the recovery dvd before i read your thread .i followed the prompts on screen and as far as i can see so far everything is working fine .

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