#1
Alright, tomorrow I'm going to reformat my computer. I use an external drive to backup my music, and some important files and pictures. I have a couple questions though:

1. I don't have the XP disc, can I burn it to DVD/CD and boot off of it so I can re install the Operating system?

2. Once I do that, what do I do from there, use a 3rd party program, or the standard reformat on XP?

thank you, I appreciate it.
#2
If you had the XP disc than re-formatting would be extremely easy...All yeh would have to do is boot the disc up and re-partition the drives by deleting and then adding...thus a reformat...

Anyways good luck
#5
Try taking any disk and gluing sand onto the bottom of it. Then place it in your computer's disk drive and it hotwires your computer into being able to do exactly what you want. The loud noises and smoke mean that it's working.
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#6
If you have no disc, the only other way (but way longer) is to use Norton Ghost (just torrent it if you are too cheap to buy it) to make a image of your HD- it will take AGES depending on your hard drive size.
Anything above 40G is going to require a crapload of DVDs (im talking like 6 and upwards here) which will also require you to be around your pc semi-constant, switching discs. It will take equally as long to then re-install. Won't be as much hassle if you use an external HD to store your image onto but will take up a lot of space still.

Your best bet is to find a friend with a XP CD or be naughty and torrent it.
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Last edited by Blackbullet at Oct 2, 2007,
#8
Quote by Johnny83191
I have a copy of XP pro, but my computer came with Home, would it ask for a key?


Yes it will......*cough*keygen*cough*

or try and find a copy of Home, you have the key for that right?
-if its a laptop, it should be written on the underside of it, if its a pc it should be in one of the documents you got with the pc.
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#9
Quote by Blackbullet
Yes it will......*cough*keygen*cough*

or try and find a copy of Home, you have the key for that right?
-if its a laptop, it should be written on the underside of it, if its a pc it should be in one of the documents you got with the pc.


Yeah I have the serial for home, where can I get a keygen, are those reliable?