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Help to reformat my hard drive

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by SweetNB, Feb 7, 2005.

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  1. SweetNB

    SweetNB Thread Starter

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    Hiya. I'd like to reformat my hard drive (which I've never done before). One question I have, is do I have to first uninstall windows? I currently have xp pro installed, but I got xp home with the computer when I bought it (don't ask me why, I have no clue. That's what I was given :confused:
     
  2. rebelmusic

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    You dont need to uninstall windows. Are you planning to do a new install? If you are then you get an option to format your drive before installing windows
     
  3. SweetNB

    SweetNB Thread Starter

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    thanks for replying Rebel! If I re install windows, will that automatically find my sound card, video card etc? I just hope I don't frig up my system :eek:
     
  4. high Knight

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    it may pick install the driver software for your soundcard and video card if you know what the video and sound cards are you should be able to find the drivers online.
    a good site for divice drivers is www.Driverguide.com

    hope this helps
     
  5. RAM-PAGE

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    You might want to read about clean installing XP on the link below.
     
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