How to format XP

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by Punkychan, Jan 23, 2004.

  1. Punkychan

    Punkychan OSNN Addict

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    Another stupid one from me...how do I formt a hard drive with Win XP Pro ? I want to try another OS (no...not fed up with it..just to test around with my second PC)
     
  2. NetRyder

    NetRyder Tech Junkie Folding Team

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    What OS do you want to install on it?
    Most new operating systems have built-in partitioning tools that will allow you to delete your existing partition and perform a fresh installation of the new OS.
     
  3. Punkychan

    Punkychan OSNN Addict

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    an XP Home..just to give it a try.
     
  4. sean.ferguson

    sean.ferguson Moderator Folding Team

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    the OS will have format and partitioning tools as part of the setup ;)

    if you dont want to use then, use a boot disk w/ the format command in it, and format C:/

    [edit] i should read the other replies :rolleyes:
     
  5. Punkychan

    Punkychan OSNN Addict

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    Whoa..thanks
     
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  7. ming

    ming OSNN Advanced

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    You want to try XP Home?

    The only major difference you'll find is that you won't be able to configure network settings, some other admin functions, and I think you can't use NTFS format or something like that*.
    *Forgotten the details.
     
  8. Punkychan

    Punkychan OSNN Addict

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    Thanks for the replies, mate.Trying XP Home is just for the second PC., but maybe would try some other OS'es later...any suggestions ??
     
  9. Dublex

    Dublex Quazatron R6 droid

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    hmm, I hope thats a legal copy you are using there :p
     
  10. Xie

    Xie - geek - Subscribed User Folding Team

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    you can config network settings and format NTFS ... there are some things that you can't do w/ Home as apposed to Pro though ..
     
  11. XpGuy1

    XpGuy1 Mindless Poster

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    Bootdisk.com is a great site.. it makes setting up a machine very easy. XPhome is really only a little different from PRO.. i like pro better though more features..