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Installing Vista on "old" hard drive

Discussion in 'Windows Vista' started by boneshaker, Feb 2, 2007.

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  1. boneshaker

    boneshaker Thread Starter

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    I presently have XP installed on a 250 Gb SATA hdd that is only a month old. I've ordered a OEM Vista Ultimate and I want to install it on the hdd I have XP on right now. I was thinking of a dual boot, but I've decided against it. I want to remove XP and (I'm assuming) reformat the hdd.

    What's the best and/or easiest way to go about doing this?

    Do I boot from the XP disk or Vista disk to reformat?

    How do you reformat a NTFS hdd? Is it "map" then "format C: /fs:ntfs" after choosing the drive in the recovery console?

    Any and all help will be greatly appreciated ...
     
  2. Old Rich

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    Just boot from the Vista Install DVD and follow the yellow brick road to a clean install
     
  3. boneshaker

    boneshaker Thread Starter

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    That's what I was hoping for ... nice and simple. Thanks simpswr.
     
  4. Old Rich

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    You are welcome . . let us know how it comes out
     
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