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post #1 of 15
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im not really good w this nor do i really no anything about it.
but my desktop , seems to have a virus and i just wanted to reformat the windows so i can have the computer all clean and give it to my mom. i am building my own =d anyways. any programs for that? or do i need the windows cd? i jst want everything to be new like the first day i had gotten it
post #2 of 15
Well firstly is this a prebuilt or a own built. If prebuilt you should have a recovery partition or cd, if its a self built you will need the os disk.
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use the windows cd and remember to delete the partition

what os?
post #4 of 15
is it a dell or hp?

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Well firstly is this a prebuilt or a own built. If prebuilt you should have a recovery partition or cd, if its a self built you will need the os disk.
aww.. beat me to what i was going to say.
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its a HP. and what u mean a recovery partition?
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When you first boot up you should get a blue screen with big HP on it and it should say like "F11 for system recovery"

Then select destructive repair.

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and that would reformat/ get rid of all my viruses and malware? o.O that simple?
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and that would reformat/ get rid of all my viruses and malware? o.O that simple?
yup, that simple.
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what would happen after? is the computer going to shutdown and restart? or will it take a while for this to happen?
post #10 of 15
The computer will restart and be just like how you get it from the factory
The nyou just need to re-install any programs that you may want because stuff like games, music, and programs will be deleted unless HP put them there.

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