Format My Laptop

  chrischambers 14:12 11 Jul 2004

The time has come to wipe my hard drive clean and re install XP. Any tips please? I do not have a floppy drive, but I do have my copy of XP on CD.


  alex 14:17 11 Jul 2004

Insert your Cd in, make sure in bios the boot is from Cd ROm.

Then just follow the screen commands

  Diodorus Siculus 14:20 11 Jul 2004

Backup your address book, favourites, bookmarks, etc.

Be sure you have all relevant drivers - updated versions if possible from the net.

Install your AV program before connecting to the net.

Get all windows updates as soon as possible.

Install only the minimum programs that you know you will use.

Good luck!

  sattman 17:46 11 Jul 2004

Be very carefull and make sure that their are no retrictions before you start.

I know of two cases where the owners only read the "Do not" warning after they had reformatted.

The restore system disks that that had been provided did not contain essential drivers

They are still unable to identify and install some of the drivers.

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