How do I uninstall Windows XP????

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lcarter

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I want to uninstall Windows XP and then format the hard disk drive, after that I then want to reinsgtall XP
Can anyone help to tell me how to uninstall

Thanks
:hiya:
 

StevieDvd

Novice Member
If you are reformatting the drive why do you need to uninstall?

You can format from a floppy boot disk, or even use fdisk to remove and reset the partitions to let the install procedure handle the formatting.

Are you getting the message that an Operating System is already present and that's stopping you?
 

galthop

Active Member
The windows XP cd is bootable. Set you bois to boot off the cd and then restart you computer. The cd boots into the setup program which lets you format the disk and install XP.
 
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lcarter

Guest
galthop
another question when I start the computer what key is it that I use to get into bios setup?
 

InsertNameHere

Active Member
Originally posted by lcarter
galthop
another question when I start the computer what key is it that I use to get into bios setup?
It depends. Try F1, F2 or Del. If they don't work have a look at your motherboard's manual to see what key you need to press.
 
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lcarter

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insertname

Thanks I managed to do it pressing del,
when it boots up it comes into a blue screen windows set-up and there are 3 options, 1st is run windows xp, 2nd is repair and 3rd is exit.
Which one is it I need in order to format the hard disk.
Yes and you are right I had a trojan on the computer and it has really messed the computer up

Any more help will be helpful
 
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lcarter

Guest
got there in the end - everything going ok at moment - might have to come back if I have anymore problems - thank you to everyone who has helped so far
 

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