How to format a new hard drive in a dell mini

January 27, 2011 at 22:10:58
Specs: Windows 7 home premium
HARD DRIVE IN DELL MINI 10V (1011) IS BAD
INSTALLED A NEW HARD DRIVE
HOW DO I FORMAT THE NEW HARD DRIVE AND INSTALL WINDOWS 7 IN A NETBOOK WITHOUT A CD/DVD DRIVE ON BOARD?

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#1
January 27, 2011 at 23:55:28
You either need to borrow an external harddrive or you can use THIS GUIDE (which actually works!) to create a bootable USB drive.

Incidentally, please take off CAPS LOCK - it's the equivalent of shouting.

"I've always been mad, I know I've been mad, like the most of us..."


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#2
January 28, 2011 at 00:48:33
Thank you for your response johnr....really appreciate it....sorry about the caps lock as well....use it for my notes for college..I'm an older 'non-traditional' student with sight loss...I can read my notes, etc better in caps lock....not meant to come across as yelling...

however, part of my question is...
I need to know how to format the new hard drive installed in the Dell mini before I installed the windows operating system...
the information you gave me was the second half of my problem....using the USB for boot up install...

sorry...new at this....:(

Would appreciate more advice so that i can put the advice you've already given me to good use...

and again...Thank you :)


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#3
January 28, 2011 at 06:02:21
The drive is formatted during the install. You just choose Custom and Partition/Format during the install and it will guide you through it.

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.


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#4
January 28, 2011 at 06:58:21
Thank you Fingers....Appreciate it!! :)

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#5
July 30, 2011 at 07:05:26
THis is a video you should consider
The guy is showing how to install Windows XP on a netbook via a USB key.
There's a lot of annotation on it, I think It's pretty much a real full guide on video!
Worth to watch

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-q-D...


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