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    Default Clean install of xp

    Well after trying to download some apps and programs and getting frustrated because none of them worked with VISTA <---trash I was wondering if I should do a clean install of xp. Thing is I am scared of messing up my hard drive and doing the install wrong. I am not a complete noob, but I am not a genius either. What should I do. I really hate vista. Can't mount my iso's alot of my old aps are not compatible. Arg. So can you guys give me advice or at least point me in the right direction to do a clean install.


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    Quote Originally Posted by loca93 View Post
    Well after trying to download some apps and programs and getting frustrated because none of them worked with VISTA <---trash I was wondering if I should do a clean install of xp. Thing is I am scared of messing up my hard drive and doing the install wrong. I am not a complete noob, but I am not a genius either. What should I do. I really hate vista. Can't mount my iso's alot of my old aps are not compatible. Arg. So can you guys give me advice or at least point me in the right direction to do a clean install.
    Are you talking about reformatting? Cause if you are there is no way to mess up the reformatting process unless one is stupid to screw around with the computer when it is formating. If this is wrong infromation sorry, but if this is right I give you steps on how to reformat your computer.

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    yeah basically. Re formating my computer or doing a partition is what I have read on google so far. Last time I tried to erase vista and put windows xp on top of it. Wasn't really smart I messed p my hard drive. Thing is I know like later on vista will be used so I am indecisive like after xp becomes absolute. I mean I always have my laptop which has vista.


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    Quote Originally Posted by loca93 View Post
    yeah basically. Re formating my computer or doing a partition is what I have read on google so far. Last time I tried to erase vista and put windows xp on top of it. Wasn't really smart I messed p my hard drive. Thing is I know like later on vista will be used so I am indecisive like after xp becomes absolute. I mean I always have my laptop which has vista.
    I think you need to install your drivers. It was not your hard drive that was messed up.

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    oh =P I don't know ehh if any case can you please send me th links you said that would guide me through the process. if i decide can i PM you or IM you so you can help me out. I am going to wait it out with vista till summer ends. ehh just burned a damn iso for nothing vista doesn't work with sims 2.


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    Anyways its not that hard.
    This is for windows XP
    1)Start up your laptop, and then press F10 for boot menu
    2)Then go to the "Boot Piroeties" tab and select the primary boot to CD/DVD drive. Then save and exit.
    3)When you boot the second time make sure your OS disc is in there.
    4)While windows xp is loading from depending on the disc one might say the EULEA(or what ever EULA) then you press F8. And one might take you directly towards the partition.
    5)there will be a Partition with the used space and the max space of the partition. Delete that partition and then install a new partition by the NFTS (NOT THE QUICK NFTS) then it will load windows XP. MAKE SURE YOU HAVE A CD KEY!!! Then your settings might be messed up if you have a graphics card so I suggest you download your drivers on to a flash drive then reformat your computer. You can download your drivers at the support center of your manufacturer's website.

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    ok thanks i might try it later on. im still scared to mess my computer up thanks for your help.


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    Quote Originally Posted by loca93 View Post
    ok thanks i might try it later on. im still scared to mess my computer up thanks for your help.
    Well, If you are scared that you might mess with your computer then trust your guts and take it to a local tech store.

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    Yeah I am going to do that shoudlm't e too expensive.


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    Pft, newb.
    Almost every application I've tested work on Vista.

 

 
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