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Formatting win XP without a floppy disk?

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by illumina, Feb 12, 2005.

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  1. illumina

    illumina Thread Starter

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    Hi
    I have a windows XP system, and no floppy drive, and I want to format my system, but don't know how without a floppy drive.. XP version currently running is Home version, I want to install professional.
    Any help will be greatly appreciated!
     
  2. MFDnNC

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    The XP install disk will do that for you, just boot from it and delete the partition, creat on and format
     
  3. illumina

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    Thanks!
    I've always used floppies up until now, so I am like a fish out of water
    I have these flash drives etc, and still have no clue what they do, hehe, I've looked on tigerdirect, very expensive just for a few cards :/
     
  4. Lance1

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    Boot from the CD. At boot up you see at the bottom of the screen” hit any key to boot from the CD/ROM. Hit any key and it’ll boot from the CD. Just follow the prompt to reformat the drive and install XP Pro.

    Go to the link for more info.

    XP Pro Install
     
  5. Elvandil

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    If you prefer, you can do an inplace upgrade with the XP Pro CD and go from Home to Pro without formatting or losing any of your current programs or settings.
     
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