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Is it possible to reformat without the CD? If so how?
OS:Windows XP Professional Service Pack 2
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post #2 of 13
You mean reformat the drive with your windows installation?
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post #3 of 13
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Kriegen View Post
You mean reformat the drive with your windows installation?
Yes I want to reformat the drive that includes the OS
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post #4 of 13
Boot with a liveCD and choose to format the Windows partition/volume.
If you want to reinstall, you can just download the iso image from Microsoft's site then use your key to reinstall Windows.
post #5 of 13
I dont think so unless you have some other kind of backup.
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post #6 of 13
Quote:
Originally Posted by igob8a View Post
Boot with a liveCD and choose to format the Windows partition/volume.
If you want to reinstall, you can just download the iso image from Microsoft's site then use your key to reinstall Windows.
If you have the files, you can boot the installation from a USB Flash Drive.
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post #7 of 13
Ultimate Boot CD.
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post #8 of 13
You are legally allowed to download an ISO of XP if you have a valid license...
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post #9 of 13
you can use some live partition manager like Partition Magic, you can find the .iso file on the internet!
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post #10 of 13
Some mobos can do it with a usb drive
    
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