I want to remove everything from my computer, wipe it totally clean and reinstall Vista from the installation disk, and I've been having some problems.
I first tried booting the disk from the desktop, and when it asked me which partition I'd like to use (I only have the one) I chose the one that the current VIsta install is on, thinking it would overwrite it, wiping out all those files. But its telling me I don't have enough disk space to do that (theres only about 10 gb left of harddrive space).
So then I changed the boot sequence and rebooted directly from the Vista disk, thinking from there I could delete the partition and reinstall. But the only options it gives me are to do a system restore or restore from a backup.
So basically I just want to completely wipe everything off my computer, then insert the Vista disk and install Vista. I have everything I need already backed up on an external. Can anyone tell me how to delete my entire OS?
Does it say its a full version or OEM version of Vista on the Disk. My Disk gives me the same options as yours but its called (Vista Recovery) Vista is installed on a separate partition on the hard drive as its a licensed copy only.