Removing partitions

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grandcreator

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I'm fixing up an older pc for a relative. Its an amd 1800 with XP. I bought it second hand unknowly with a pirated os. I'm buying the licensed XP home edition online from Microsoft but i also want to remove the partitions already on the HD. Will this be difficult to do when I install the licensed XP os? I have some experience but i'm far from an expert.

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Why not just reformat the drive and start over with the good XP copy.
Right after the license agreement during XP setup, you have the chance to remove all partitions and create new ones as you choose. It is very easy and no other software is needed.
 
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You will boot the xp cd via the bios. This will start install. During install you will be presented with the choice of partitioning. You will want to delete all partitions and then create a new one(s) of your desire. Install will then go on to completion.

You can get more info googling "installing xp from cd"
 
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Welcome to TSG....

Why not use a good tool for doing the job, gparted is an excellent tool for this, it requires downloading the ISO file and burning it to a CD-R then booting with it. Of course reading on how to use it on the gparted site is a good thing also.

GParted - Gnome Partition Editor

http://gparted.sourceforge.net/

Also:

How to partition and format a hard disk in Windows XP During an Install.

http://www.directron.com/formatdrive.html#3
 
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