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My Plan for reformatting laptop

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Ev0lutionz, Jul 9, 2007.

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  1. Ev0lutionz

    Ev0lutionz Thread Starter

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    Right okay so heres my plan. Please tell me if anything is wrong. I insert my window xp cd, i gotta go home to check whether does my package contain both the recovery disc and the xp cd. So after inserting, i will be prompted to delete the partitions right? I delete both as i dont want any extra partition and only one sole hard drive, format to NTFS full and wait. After that install drivers and that. So i dont need the recovery disc at all? And does a laptop HDD use the sata interface? Do i really need the recovery disc ? No idea what it does, first time at reformatting a notebook
     
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  3. kiwiguy

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    Get all the drivers before you reformat. Save them to a CD.

    The recovery CD installs the correct drivers as well usually.
     
  4. Ev0lutionz

    Ev0lutionz Thread Starter

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    Uhh so i can choose either the recovery cd or saving the drivers to a cd right?
     
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    Save the drivers to a separate CD.
     
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    When you are doing a clean install of any OS the one thing you need is the driver disk and especially for a laptop or notebook computer. This driver disk usually comes with the recovery disk set, I recommend using the recovery disk for the laptop or actually any computer becuase it is made for that particular computer and you will have less trouble with it. If you have neither I wouold suggest calling the manufacturer of the computer and ordering the proper disk set for the job.
     
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