Solved: Fresh Win Xp Install

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bellisimo

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I've just tried to do a fresh installation of Win Xp and when I get to the part where I say okay to install on Drive C instead of getting an option to format the drive it tells me that to install XP on a drive that already has an operating system on it is a bad idea. I tried to delete the drive and it tells me it can't do it. What can I do to format the drive?

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Before you get to that point, it will offer to delete the partition and you must press "D" at that time. Don't decline the offer. ;)
 

flavallee

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Here is a good pictorial and instructional step-by-step guide for doing a hard drive format and clean install of Windows XP.

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bellisimo

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Thank you flavallee,

I appreciate the help. I've formatted the hard drive and done a fresh install of Windows XP. It's all working fine now:)
 
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