July 30th, 2002, 01:19 AM #1
How do I wipe a HDD running WinXP OS?
Basically, how do i wipe a comp running WinXP, is it possible to stick in the win98se boot disk and delete all the partitions, then reboot, Format the whole drive, and reinstall WinXP, and by doing so the partition will also be done during the installation correct?
FYI - Getting rid of XP Home installing XP Pro.
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July 30th, 2002, 01:22 AM #2
yeah, what you said will work fine.
but the winxp cd can be used, rather than the win98 cd.
Last edited by sven222; July 30th, 2002 at 01:24 AM.
July 30th, 2002, 01:53 AM #3
What he said.Registered Linux user #316144
July 30th, 2002, 03:04 AM #4
Excuse me? what do u mean by the win98 cd, i dont quite fully understand.i9300, lovin it!
July 30th, 2002, 03:07 AM #5Originally posted by aznlurkerz
Excuse me? what do u mean by the win98 cd, i dont quite fully understand.Registered Linux user #316144
July 30th, 2002, 03:36 AM #6
Yeah.. I think he meant the boot disk. Just put in XP Pro. and install, follow the prompts to delet the current partion, it will ask you something like "Are you sure you want to install XP over the current partion" or something like that. If you say "YES", it will totally reformat you C Drive, and all info on it will be deleted, and XP Pro will be installed on it.
July 30th, 2002, 04:09 AM #7
sorry, I ment bootdisk
all these hitech names, give me a break
July 30th, 2002, 06:15 AM #8shahaniGuest
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July 31st, 2002, 01:59 AM #9
Extremely simple. Boot from CD-Rom. All the options are then there.“MICROSOFT: Where do you want to go today? APPLE: Where do you want to go tomorrow? LINUX: Are you coming or what?”
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