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It's not so much about deleting it as it is about writing over it.If it is your C or main drive you can't delete your O.S because the O.S would be deleting itself. Do you see were this is going?
So lets say you want to replace your O.S. Read your user manual and find out what key on your keyboard you need to press to get into your bios.Turn on your computer and before you boot into your O.S hit that key. You will go into a blue or black screen with simple text. One of those lines of text will mention something about boot order or sequence.Use your manuals instructions and make your cd/DVD as your first boot device.Again, using your user manual as a guide save your changes.Usually you press F10 for this but yours may be different.Put your O.S cd in your drive at this time. Boot your computer and follow the instructions as the cd loads. That should do it.

Posted on Nov 30, 2008

  • Howard Lester Nov 30, 2008

    Maybe so, but if he wants to reinstall the O.S that is how he will need to do it.Why would he want to delete the O.S on his C drive if he wasn't going to reinstall it.Like lots of questions on here the asker doesn't give you very much to go on. I think your answer is incomplete.If I asked the question I would be wondering what I needed to do next

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Hi Sunbreeze,

there are two ways doing that.

1. Boot on your OS disk and chose overwrite
2. Start/run/ - type cmd, in the black boks, type format c:
and when the system say "cant do - do you want to do it when you reboot" (or in that area) - you choose yes.
then reboot.

But, remember, there is no way back, so dont forget to copy all documets, photos an private stuff.

/Teis

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    Teis Thomsen Nov 30, 2008

    Sorry Howardepgco

    your solution is pretty complicated, all sunbreeze wants is deleting C:

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    Teis Thomsen Dec 05, 2008

    When less than a quarter feel the need to vote for the effort some of us at FixYou offer, I think to myself, ”is it worth it”.

    They get help, and do not care to thank you; “thank you” do not cost a dime, so why????

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    Teis Thomsen Dec 15, 2008


    Hi, back again,



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