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How to do a clean re-install of Vista

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#1 ozhawk


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Posted 15 March 2011 - 04:52 AM

Can someone either tell me or point me in the direction of a good set of instructions to wipe my hard drive and re-install Vista back on to my computer? I have had so many system issues and problems for so long that I am totally fed up at this point and am willing to do this no matter how much time it takes to reload the updated drivers etc. I already feel like this.... :crazy: Please help me to get back to this :clapping:

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#2 Allan


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Posted 15 March 2011 - 07:01 AM

1) Change the boot order in bios so the cd / dvd drive is the first device.
2) Boot to the Vista CD
3) When given the option, you can either delete and recreate the primary partition or simply format it - it's up to you.
4) Continue the installation routine
5) After installation, install all drivers beginning with the chipset driver
6) Install a good anti virus utility
7) Download and install all appropriate Windows Updates / Service Packs

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