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reformating my hard drive..??

Discussion in 'PC hardware help' started by j4mes1990, Apr 16, 2007.

  1. j4mes1990

    j4mes1990 Member

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    hi guy's my sister has given me her old computer and it has m.e installed and i want to put xp on it. can some one please tell me how to reformat the hard drive so i can install xp..

    many thanks
     
  2. Indochine

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    Obviously you have an XP install disk. You need to go into the BIOS and set the computer to boot from the CD/DVD drive. Put the disk in the drive and reboot the computer. The installer will show you what is on the disk already and you can choose to delete it. The installer will then format the disk for you and install XP.

     
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    i havent got it yet but im downloading it now then i will jus t burn it on to disk
     
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    unless you have a legit key, good luck getting around the latest anti-piracy crap in SP2.
     
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    edited by ddp
     
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  6. Indochine

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    You can find legit keys on Google now. I saw it on Digg.



     
  7. Indochine

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    Er, I don't think we are allowed to talk about that on here...
     
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    oh sorry can i delete what i put
     
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    those keys won't be good for long, indochine.

    don't worry about it, james. just don't talk about such crack programs anymore.
     
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    It is like sex 100 years ago. Everybody does it, but they don't talk about it :)

     
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    the victorians didn't do it. that's part of the reason capitalism became so aggressive.
     
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    moved to correct forum. post edited.
    j4mes1990, how much ram does that pc have & how big is the hd in capacity? before formating the hd & installing xp, go into device manager & post what your ide controllers, videocard, netcard & soundcard are so we can post links to hopefully upto date drivers for those devices.
     
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    its only got 64mb of ram but i got a spare lying around some where, the hd is 20gig,the video card is only 8mb,the sound card is onboard and is not working and the net card if i got it right is just a dialup but i will be putting in a wireless pci card. hope this info is any good
     
  14. Indochine

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    Minimum

     
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    Auslander,

    Anti-piracy stuff in SP2.....is that in the latest update downloads or with a fresh download of SP2?.

    Just curious.
     
  16. Indochine

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    I am patched and SP'd up to last Tuesday, and my XP Pro is working just fine... ;-)


     

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