need help to restore windows and clear hard drive.

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by ryan0402, Jul 30, 2010.

  1. ryan0402 macrumors 6502

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    Hi, I have a old dell and it is getting pretty buggy.
    I was wondering if there is any way to delete everything from the computer so it is just like new and reload the original xp software that came with it.

    Thanks in advance,
    Ryan
     
  2. spinnerlys Guest

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    You know, this is a forum specialised with and for Mac OS X, don't you?

    Anyway, you have to boot from the Windows XP CD/DVD (via BIOS), then select to format the HDD with FAT32 or NTFS (whichever you prefer) and then let the Installation Process run.

    Btw, if you use a search engine of your choice:

    http://www.pcworld.com/article/129977/how_to_reinstall_windows_xp.html
    http://www.michaelstevenstech.com/XPrepairinstall.htm
    http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows/help/install-reinstall-uninstall

    and now with VIDEO: How to Reformat & Reinstall Windows XP
     
  3. ryan0402 thread starter macrumors 6502

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  4. spinnerlys Guest

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    I added some more information:

    If that still does not help you, and you want to get help from here, please change your thread title accordingly.

    Example: How to restore a Windows XP PC to factory settings?

    As this is a Mac OS X orientated board (and iOS in those other parts), at least have the courtesy to inform the members that you need help with Windows.

    COPY AND PASTE:


    A more descriptive and precise thread title will help cater to the right audience and get you more responses. (see rule #3 under Minor Problems)
    To edit your thread title, just click on the [​IMG] button on the bottom right of your original post and then click the "Go Advanced" button below your message.

    Have you also taken a look at MRoogle, since that question may have been asked several times?
     

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