how do I format a hard drive

  shwinglow 21:27 PM 27 Apr 13
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My desktop is running XP home edition, because of problems I want to wipe my hard drive (71gb) & start again, can anyone tell me how to format my hard drive I install a new operating system - thankyou.

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 21:36 PM 27 Apr 13

If it is the only drive

You boot from the XP CD or Visrta / 7 DVD and it will run setup you can select the partition C: and format it

XP here you will then need to install all windows updates

  lotvic 22:49 PM 27 Apr 13

Before reinstall, make sure you have the Product Key 25 numbers and letters in sets of 5 (xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx) written down.

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