How to format XP

Punkychan

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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)
 

NetRyder

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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.
 

sean.ferguson

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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:
 

ming

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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.
 

Punkychan

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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 ??
 

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

XpGuy1

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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..
 

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