- Jul 26, 2002
I have reinstalled XP home (upgrade version) only to find out that my hard drive was not reformatted in the process. This was my first time doing this so I do not know much. After doing a new install of OS I realized that all the old files from my programs were still there , leaving me with 15 gigs used on a 40 gig HD. I have been told this is because I did not reformatt the HD. I was under the impression that doing a new install as opposed to a repair install would reformat. I now have been told that an upgrade version of XP does not have the option to format during setup as the full version does. I want to fomat the HD for a clean install wiping out the old stuff. Can someone direct me to articles or other material that will assis me in doing so? I noticed that if I right click on Drive C in My Computer there is an option there to format. Can I format from there and proceed with a clean install then?