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FORMATTING I was wondering, how do I do a format? I know that i right click my my c drive and click format but the thing is tht, my laptop did not come with a back cd =[ Can you please help. thank you

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  • leadzombie Jan 25, 2009

    But I have the sticker on the bottom of my laptop. My whole problem is this, i have windows xp but i recently downloaded this vista program called "Vista By Hamed". It changes your computer looks to vista. but i dont want tht anymore and people have said tht i should format my computer and reinstall. but i dnt have a recovery cd !!!!!



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Tap F8 during startup and select recovery console
Format your drive with windows in there

However if you haven't got a Windows XP CD what are you going to do after you have formatted the drive?

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  • Peter Conway Jan 25, 2009

    Ok, put in the disk and select install, during the install you will get an option to format



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