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Trying To Reformat My Computer


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#1 athbaseball23

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Posted 19 December 2007 - 07:04 PM

Well, i think its time for my computer to be reformatted. I have the orginal disks that came with the computer when i bought it, so does anyone have any instructions or have a link to show me what i need to reformat my computer. thanks

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Posted 19 December 2007 - 07:12 PM

Here you go-
http://www.michaelstevenstech.com/cleanxpinstall.html
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Posted 19 December 2007 - 07:39 PM

actually my computer originally came with XP, i just want to reformat it to have it back to how it was when i first got it. I was told on here a while back that i need a reformat, but i needed to wait, but now its time to do it. Is there anyone that can send me a link to reformat my computer back to stock format? thanks

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Posted 19 December 2007 - 07:51 PM

Do you mean a clean-install of your operating system, just so you know if you do a clean-install you will need to install all of your programs again aswell as download all of the updates from Microsoft Update. Also, if you do decide to do a clean install make sure you back-up and save all of your files that are important and you want to keep and save them to a CD or USB etc.

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Posted 19 December 2007 - 07:51 PM

Read a little further down that link supplied, it shows a reformat and reinstall
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Posted 19 December 2007 - 07:57 PM

Well...I would first like to know just what "disks" you are referring to and what model system and manufacturer.

Recovery disks?

MS XP disks (there should be only one)?

Drivers CD?

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Posted 19 December 2007 - 08:33 PM

Boot to the recovery cd, it might also have the drivers? Other disks should be for applications.
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Posted 20 December 2007 - 09:00 AM

What is the make and model of your computer - and what do the disks say on their labels? That'll give us enough info to research the exact procedure for you.
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Posted 21 December 2007 - 09:49 PM

To do a repair install choose it from the options presented.
Same for full install.
INSERT the cd & follow the prompts.

UNLESS....

You have a computer where on boot up you see RECOVERY PARTION or some such other option avaialable....
Usuasially F1 thru F10............

Most new computers have that option available if not in programs from the All Programs list.
Or from the all programs list...
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Edited by medab1, 21 December 2007 - 09:50 PM.

Learn to take screenshots & add them to your posts. :thumbup2:

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/43088/how-to-capture-and-edit-a-screen-shot/#entry4532851

Learn to use Google Search.  :busy:

Make full system images to restore to if your computer goes bonkers.


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Posted 22 December 2007 - 09:50 AM

Three days worth of suggestions/requests...no feedback.

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Posted 26 December 2007 - 04:08 PM

hey sorry for the length of time it took to respond, but i think what im looking for is a "clean install". I want to wipe my computer clean as if it were when i bought it from the factory. I have the cd's given to me by dell to reload my software and i know i will have to go to windows and get all the updates. If it helps i have a DELL Latitude D810. Thanks and sorry again for such a late respond.

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Posted 26 December 2007 - 04:27 PM

Aaahhh...it's alright :flowers:.

If you can wait three days, I suppose we can :thumbsup:.

I found this Dell link: http://support.dell.com/support/topics/glo...lang=en&cs=

and

http://support.dell.com/support/topics/glo...lang=en&cs=


and just for info: http://search.dell.com/results.aspx?s=gen&...all&cat=sup

Louis

Edited by hamluis, 26 December 2007 - 04:27 PM.





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