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Removing Vista in order to reinstall Vista


nsmith17

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Hi everyone,

I want to remove everything from my computer, wipe it totally clean and reinstall Vista from the installation disk, and I've been having some problems.

I first tried booting the disk from the desktop, and when it asked me which partition I'd like to use (I only have the one) I chose the one that the current VIsta install is on, thinking it would overwrite it, wiping out all those files. But its telling me I don't have enough disk space to do that (theres only about 10 gb left of harddrive space).

So then I changed the boot sequence and rebooted directly from the Vista disk, thinking from there I could delete the partition and reinstall. But the only options it gives me are to do a system restore or restore from a backup.

So basically I just want to completely wipe everything off my computer, then insert the Vista disk and install Vista. I have everything I need already backed up on an external. Can anyone tell me how to delete my entire OS?

Thanks,
Nick

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mrwoowoo

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Some people ask a question never to be heard of again.
Unless he hasn't managed to reinstall yet, so therefore can't answer.

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tullie

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Would be nice to know if the problem was resolved.

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Ex plorer

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Should have said it will delete and repair as a normal Vista Disk.

If you ever want to see your drive info go to Start, Right Click Computer, Manage, Disk Management.

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Ex plorer

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Does it say its a full version or OEM version of Vista on the Disk.
My Disk gives me the same options as yours but its called (Vista Recovery) Vista is installed on a separate partition on the hard drive as its a licensed copy only.

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tullie

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Its usually very easy,just boot from the cd and follow instructions.

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mrwoowoo

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Does this help at all?
click here

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