I put a different Hard Drive that already has Windows XP on it, on the computer, and it booted up. Now how can I format this Hard Drive so I can Installed Windows seven on it. For some reason My windows seven CD does not give me the option of formatting the Hard Drive. The only 2 choices it gives me is install new, or repair an old. When I click on install new, it tells me that there is an operating system already on the Hard Drive, and that it will store the older operating system in a file named Windows Old, and continue to install the newer version. The problem with this, is that by Windows 7 saving the older version of windows XP, it is taking up space in the 40 GB hard drive that I have.
This happened the last time. I allowed windows seven to save the older version, but it took up to much of the hard drive. so I went into Drive C and deleted the Windows Old. But that did not open up any room in the Hard drive. That is the reason I used Active disk Hard Disk Eraser. I really do not want to use active again, and have the same thing happen again. Is there another way to format a Hard drive.
As for the file you are asking me to download, I did click on the new link that you sent me, and it did take me to a different web page. From there I downloaded a file named (pwhe8.exe). Then I clicked on the other link you sent me and I downloaded an ISO Burner. But I'm having a hard time burning it, because when I right click on the file, the burner does not show up. When I tried to put the file into the burner, the burner will not accept it. It says file not found.
As for your question, if there is a Diagnostic option when I tap F2. Unfortunately no such option.