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Hi, I have a desk/comp which I am going to sell but I need to format the hard drive and reinstall Windows XP and Office 2003. The computer is a Compaq Intel240 Pentium 4 - Processor 1.7 Gig - 240,06 Gig Usable Hard Drive - 1024 Mg Installed Memory. Could you advise me on how to go about this.

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  • norbert_colp Mar 10, 2009

    I do have a Windows XP program on CD-Rom and I have a Office 2003 on CD-Rom as well,so I have no problem installing both programs,however what I need to know is how to format my hard drive because I want to sell this computer but the buyer wants Windows XP and Office 2003 on it installed

  • norbert_colp Mar 13, 2009

    I have meanwhile followed advise about checking for viruses but everything was found O.K I also have removed and reinstalled my Skype program and tested,Network,microphone,and speaker's are all functioning well,but this warning keeps on popping up,it is really annoying me because it is in the right hand bottom corner and has the size of a business card please let me get rid off it

  • norbert_colp Mar 13, 2009

    Problem solved thank's a lot

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In order to accomplish this, you will need a Windows XP CD as well as your Office 2003 CD.

After making sure you have taken your back on a flash drive or flash disk depending onthe size of data, you can insert the Windows XP CD and using the boot options in the sstem BIOS, boot with the CD. You will also need your Windows XP license key whcih should eb a sticker on your machine.

After windows is installed, you will need to install the drivers for e.g. sound, vga, network, chipset and any other extra peripheral you have on a cd that came with the machine.

Yor Windows XP installation should be over and now you can insert your Office 2003 cd and start installing the Office Suite.

Please advise if you are getting stuck soas i may assist further...

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Hey, you got all you need with those two cds. insert the xp cd into the computer, you will get to a part in the setup where it asks for you to partition the hard drive or where to install it, this is where you can format it.

heres a complete guide with pictures.
http://www.blackviper.com/Articles/OS/InstallXPPro/installxppro1.htm

Ones you got it installed and your to windows you will need to get the drivers for the computer from the makers website, you will need the model for this. And thats about it. After that install office and anything else..


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Hi

please insert the windows xp at the cd rom then re start your cpu then click any key to reformat your system.

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You need a winxp installer with you, and alos a office installer.

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First of all, I am going to assume that you have the Windows XP installation disk and the Office 2003 disk. If you don't, you are going to need to obtain those to follow this tutorial.
First, download Gparted partition manager and burn it as an image to a CD-R. You can find the .ISO file for that here: http://sourceforge.net/project/showfiles.php?group_id=115843&package_id=271779
Then, put the CD into the drive and boot onto the cd. You may have to change your boot order, which is usually done by pressing one of the Function buttons at the top of the keyboard. Your BIOS screen will tell you which button to press, usually in the top right or bottom right corner. Once you have the CD-ROM drive set to boot first, Gparted will start.
Gparted is a very user-friendly software and you should be able to format the partition very easily.
Once you have done that, insert the Windows XP installation CD and install XP using all the default options. Once you have done that you will boot into Windows, then, insert the Office 2003 CD and install using all of the default options. You will then have a clean Windows XP installation with Office 2003.
Please rate, thanks!

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    I gave you the instructions to format the hard drive. Follow them and you will be fine.

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Do you have win XP cd with you?

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    Legin Varghese Mar 10, 2009

    1
    Place the XP CD into your computer. Restart your computer.





    Step2
    Press the spacebar as soon as you see “Press any key to boot from CD” on the screen.





    Step3
    The setup has started when the keyboard, not the mouse, is operational.
    Press “Enter” when the Welcome to Setup page is displayed.




    Step4
    Read the Windows XP Licensing Agreement that appears on the screen.
    Press F8 on the keyboard to accept the agreement. This step will select
    the hard drive to install Windows XP.




    Step5
    Press “Enter” and you will see the default “Unpartitioned Space” on the
    screen. Push the up and down arrows and select “Format the partition
    using the NTFS file system.”

    once you format the partitation all the data in the computer will be deleted for ever...


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    Legin Varghese Mar 10, 2009

    How to Install Windows XP on Your Computer

    http://www.ehow.com/how_2032388_install-...

    How to Install MS office on Your Computer.

    Just insert the cd and follow the instruction..


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    Legin Varghese Mar 10, 2009

    Follow the steps above to clean teh computer and reinstall the xp and office...kevin

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