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Format Desktop How can i format my Desktop i have Windows 2000 installed on it. Now i want to install win XP.

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For formatting you must have a bootable cd, insert it on a cd drive
restart you pc
go to the bios, select first boot device - cd/dvd, save and exit
now when pc start it will say press any key to boot from cd, press any key, now follows the instructions that comes on the screen
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take my documents,desktop,mails (if u have any email softwares) ur data. to any other local disk.

windows office drivers of ur mother board
give me ur m.b details so ican give ur driver details
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