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Solved How to re-format C:\ ?

December 20, 2012 at 15:37:12
Specs: Windows XP

How do you re-format a Windows-based laptop harddrive before installing a new OS (used to be: XP -- will now be: Windows 7 Home Premium)

Thank you!


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#1
December 20, 2012 at 15:49:31
✔ Best Answer

You cannot format the OS partition while Windows is running. The easiest way to format the drive is to boot from the Windows 7 DVD. Early in the process you will be given an opportunity to format the drive.

Be certain that you have a backup of all important data before proceeding as everything will be lost after the format.


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#2
December 20, 2012 at 15:50:36

It can be done with the Win 7 disk:
http://howtoformatacomputer.com/for...

EDIT:
Ooops, I overlapped - slow on the trigger LOL.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks


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#3
December 20, 2012 at 20:08:05

Many thanks -- SEASON'S GREETINGS!!! <|:-)))~~

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#4
December 20, 2012 at 20:10:29

Yes, but thank-y anyhoo, Derek!! SEASON'S GREETINGS!!! Ho, ho, ho, ho HOOOOOO

<|{:-)))~~


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#5
December 21, 2012 at 05:23:34

Seasons greetings to you too and thx for popping back.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks


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