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How To Format Computer?


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#1 zhengn

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Posted 20 February 2008 - 06:32 AM

Hi, I was just wondering how to format my computer and keep just all the basic settings. So I mean basically, have the settings and programs on it I got when I purchased it.(Without sending it to a technician)

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#2 figgis41

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Posted 20 February 2008 - 09:13 AM

take a look at this link,, good luck
http://www.michaelstevenstech.com/cleanxpinstall.html
Figgis,,,, LUFC

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Posted 20 February 2008 - 12:18 PM

If you format the system, it will be wiped clean of all programs, data files, operating system, etc. A clean slate will exist.

Do you have any CDs which you were given when you purchased the system?

What is make/model of the system in question?

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Posted 23 February 2008 - 11:53 PM

Do you mean System restore discs?

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Posted 24 February 2008 - 01:28 AM

Yea, Restore discs. If you use those discs IE boot up the computer with the disc in the CDROM drive it will guide you through restoring to the way it was when you got it (including all the programs that were on it when it was new)
If you just have an OS disc (XP, Vista etc) you do the same thing, but the OS is the only thing that is put on there.

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Posted 24 February 2008 - 04:59 AM

<linux plug>Or you could always give Linux a shot!</linux plug>

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Posted 24 February 2008 - 08:21 PM

The System restore discs can do that I know, don't experience with it.




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