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You technicly dont format windows you would format Your hardrive or in otherwords erase all data on it that includes Windows. the result is a dumb computer NO OPERATING SYSTEM. so you will have to get another OS disk to reprogram it with after a format. You have been warned. Get a windows 98 start up disk from a friend and start the system with it in the floppy drive. choose the way you want it to start and when you get a DOS Prompt looks like this C:/ type in fdisk.exe and hit enter follow instructions on the screen. to repartition your hardrive. Last warning !!!!! All data on your hardive will be lost.

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Q: How do you format Windows XP if you lost the disk?
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Can Windows 7 be formatted with Windows XP?

Windows 7 and Windows XP are operating systems. You cannot format operating systems. But you can format your hard disk or hard drive. You can use Windows XP bootable CD to format HDD, but you will have to use Windows 7 Bootable Installation disk to install OS on your formatted drive.

Do you have to format hard drive without operation system to install windows xp?

No, XP will format the disk if that's needed.

Which windows xp utility is used to partition and format hard drives?

disk management

How do you make a bootable disk of Windows Xp and 2000 if you only want to format the hard disk through the bootable disk how would you do that?

Create a dos boot disk. Make sure that it contains FORMAT and FDISK. If you have access to Windows 98 then you can create a boot disk.

How do you prepare a hard disk to install windows XP on a celeron 333MHz MMX 484mb RAM with uncompatible SiS6215C display adapter?

No particular action is needed. Just boot from the Windows XP disk. It will prompt you to format the hard drive and install Windows XP. Windows XP will supply a generic driver for the video card.

How do you format a disk in Windows XP?

Open "My Computer" on the Desktop, right click on the disk you want to format under "Hard Disk Drives" and then click on "Format". Select the required options and then click on "Start"...

On windows xp can you format a disk so that the current data on the disk is not erased?

No. You must copy the data somewhere else if you want to keep it.

How do you get to xp restore system?

Step 1: Partition the hard disk. Insert the Windows XP CD into your CD or DVD drive, or insert the first Windows XP Setup disk into the floppy disk drive, and then restart the computer to start the Windows XP Setup program. ...Step 2: Format the hard disk and install Windows XP.

How do create a boot disk to format windows xp with ntfs?

Download and boot from the Ultimate Boot CD available from Use a disk utility to erase the partition and Windows will do the rest when you install it. thank you pretty good windows xp boot disk

Can you create and format documents using Windows XP?

No. Windows XP is an operating system that allows applications to create and format documents.

What windows XP utility program checks for cross-linked and lost clusters?

chkdsk (stands for check disk)

Can you format a Windows XP system that does not boot with a Windows XP CD?

it is possible but you will have to do it with a USB. To do that is download a software called wintoflash. Then fallow the steps and you can make a bootable windows xp flash drive to format your computer with.

Can windows xp recovery disk be used to intall windowa xp on a laptop that hasvista installed already?

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How can you change from Windows 7 to Windows XP?

If you have Windows 7 Professional, Enterprise, or Ultimate you can install Windows XP Mode. Or if you want to downgrade you can do a clean install of Windows XP with an installation disk.

How do you turn Windows 7 back to xp?

Downgrade it, you can use a Windows XP install disk to undo the Windows 7 one.

How do you install xp in Acer aspire 1640 zl8?

To install Windows XP on an Acer Aspire 1640 Zl8 you would first need to format the hard drive. Then you would need to boot the system with an XP disk.

How do you format hard drive and reload windows xp afresh?

Simply put the program disk in the drive and when prompted, tell it to install. It will automatically format and install over the old OS.

Can you format Vista to run XP?

Yes, you can but you have to have a windows xp installation cd.

Windows xp as your operating system and changed to windows vista now you cannot get internet access what do you do?

you probably lost your drivers for your internet adapter. go to your device manger and check to see if there's a problem and if so reinstall driver's from install disk- if you don't have the install disk then truy using a windows xp OS install disk and ask windows to update driver's for network adapter.

How do you format window xp?

In order to format Windows XP, you will have to use the installation disc. This will erase all the data that you have on your computer.

Will Windows Vista recognize a hard disk formatted with Windows XP?

Sometimes, depending on the disk and the kind of xp, i.e. professional, home, buisness, also if its a 64 bit

Why Can you use a floppy disk created in Windows XP to boot a Windows 2000 computer?

The floppy disk has nothing to do with the operating system on the hard drive. You can use a floppy disk created in Windows XP to boot a computer that has Windows 2000, Windows 98, Windows 95, Windows 3.1, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Linux, Solaris, FreeBSD, etc...

Can you upgrade windows 95a to Windows XP home edition?

If you have had your computer since Windows 95 then it probably does not have processor speed and RAM that will give you an acceptable experience if you install Windows XP on it. If you want to try anyway I suggest a complete disk format (after saving to another medium any files that you could conceivably want to access later). the install Windows XP.

How to install retail windows xp on compaq after full format?

Boot from a Windows XP installation CD, and follow insructions.

Can you upgrade to Windows XP Home Edition from Windows 2000 Professional?

Not directly. You can format the hard drive and install Windows XP cleanly. You can upgrade directly to Windows XP Professional (which is more expensive).

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