Question about HP Pavilion a1610n PC Desktop

2 Answers

Installing new OS

Chated with someone earlyer went out bought OS windows XP pro its asking me if I want to delete the selected partition?

Posted by on

  • rjivaro May 11, 2010

    And so you are wondering if you should?
    If what is on your computer is expendable, then you will get the cleanest install by removing the partition and having XP create a new one for its installation. If you need to keep your data, then you want to keep your partition and do an 'upgrade' rather than an installation.


×

Ad

2 Answers

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    Superstar:

    An expert that got 20 achievements.

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

  • HP Master
  • 4,806 Answers

Hi there.
If you have backed up all of you data before you reinstall the operating system then you can go ahead and have the XP install CD delete and create a new partition for the clean install. This is normal practice when you come to install a clean copy of XP or any Microsoft OS.

Good luck and thanks for using FixYa!!

Posted on May 11, 2009

Ad
  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    Superstar:

    An expert that got 20 achievements.

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

  • HP Master
  • 19,396 Answers

If you chose delete partition, ensure that you have saved your data, this will delete all data and format the hard drive to install your new system.

It is the est way to get rid of viruses, bue it will delete everything from hard disk.
If you chose delete partition, chose create new partition afterward, and then format. That is the way it works.

Posted on May 11, 2009

Ad

1 Suggested Answer

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

How to install a new hard drive on computer using window xp


Step one is tosimply boot from the Windows installation CD and eventually the Windows XPSetup program will begin:clip_image002.jpgAfter acceptingthe EULA you'll be presented with a list of prior Windows installations:clip_image004.jpgWe want to installa fresh copy of Windows XP, so press the Escape key (ESC).The next screen showsus the available drives and partitions:clip_image006.jpgIn order to forcea reformat, we're going to delete the destination partition and recreate it.Click on the drivethat you want to install to, and press "D":clip_image008.jpgPress Enterto confirm that you want to delete the partition. Since this is a destructiveoperation (all information on the partition will be erased), Windows XP Setupasks again, just to be sure:clip_image010.jpgPress "L"to delete the partition.Now you've got anunpartitioned hard disk. Windows XP Setup now presents you with the list ofdrives and partitions again:clip_image012.jpgSelect theunpartitioned space, and type "C" to create a partition. You'll thenbe asked to enter the of the new partition:clip_image014.jpgThe default valueshould be the maximum appropriate for that partition, so simply press ENTERto continue.Setup returns youto the partition selection screen:clip_image016.jpgThis time what wasthe unpartitioned space is now "Partition1 [New (Raw)]". Select thatand press ENTER.Windows XP Setupnotices that your destination partition is not formatted:clip_image018.jpgThe default is toformat using NTFS, which is just fine for more situations. Press ENTERto let the format begin.Once theformatting is complete, Windows Setup then automatically begins copying filesto the newly formatted partition and continues with additional options andselections related to how you would like your new installation to beconfigured.

Jan 28, 2012 | Dell Computers & Internet

1 Answer

I reinstalled xp when i finished i restart my computer it promt 2 OS ask me to select why the first xp still ther?


Hi,
When your going to setup a new OS (operating system), you have to delete the current partition or disk before you install a new one, in your case you can run again the installation cd and delete first the partition and create a new one.
Hope this one helps.
Thanx

Apr 04, 2011 | Computers & Internet

3 Answers

Hello, how to install windows xp?


Normal 0 false false false MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 st1\:*{behavior:url(#ieooui) } /* Style Definitions */ table.MsoNormalTable {mso-style-name:"Table Normal"; mso-tstyle-rowband-size:0; mso-tstyle-colband-size:0; mso-style-noshow:yes; mso-style-parent:""; mso-padding-alt:0in 5.4pt 0in 5.4pt; mso-para-margin:0in; mso-para-margin-bottom:.0001pt; mso-pagination:widow-orphan; font-size:10.0pt; font-family:"Times New Roman"; mso-ansi-language:#0400; mso-fareast-language:#0400; mso-bidi-language:#0400;} To install Windows XP, use the following steps.
These steps are similar to other Windows OS installations (Vista, Windows 7).
Below is the detailed procedure of installing Microsoft Windows XP:
  • Before installing Windows XP or any other operating system, you should backup all your data. Data can be backed up on a separate partition, if the hard disk is partitioned or you can back it up on external storage devices like CDs or on a network.
  • Restart the computer and go to the Setup menu by pressing F2 and change the first boot device to CD, press Esc and save settings.
  • Insert the CD labeled Microsoft Windows XP into the computer and restart the computer.
  • When the pc restarts, a message will appear telling you to press any key to boot from CD, press a key immediately the message appears and the setup process will begin.
  • After the files have been loaded, Windows will start and it will give you an option of repairing using Recovery Console by pressing “R” or continue with setup by pressing “ENTER”; press enter to continue with setup.
  • Setup will list all your disk partitions, highlight the partition where you want to install Windows, this is mainly partition “C”, press “D” to delete the partition, then press “L” to confirm.
  • Highlight the partition you deleted, and then press “C” to create a new partition, press “ENTER” to create the partition.
  • Press “ENTER” again to install Windows on the New (Raw) Partition you have created.
  • Format the partition using NTFS file system.
  • After format has completed, Windows will restart and setup will prompt you to boot from CD again. Ignore the message and let setup continue automatically.
  • Follow the next steps which will ask you to setup the system Time and Date, Network and enter a serial key, until setup finishes.
  • After setup has finished, Windows will restart and will welcome you for the first time; Microsoft Windows XP will have successfully been installed on your computer.

Jan 08, 2010 | Computers & Internet

2 Answers

I have to window xp pro x64 installations on the


you can delete one OS from registery.
go to my computer properties > Advance > startup & recovery settings > edit. here you can find two OS registery. now you can remove one OS registery.

Sep 10, 2009 | Microsoft Windows XP Professional

4 Answers

Operating system not found


You can't insert a Hard drive from another PC because when it was installed on the old PC it was setup to work with the hardware for that particular computer.

You will need to reinstall a fresh copy of windows on it to make it work with the new PC it's in.Boot from CD run windows setup, format the drive then do a fresh install.

This should fix the problem, if you have any new info or need further help with any of that post back. Thank you for choosing Fixya!

May 27, 2009 | Microsoft Windows XP Professional

1 Answer

Problem install windows xp using SATA hard disk


Can you inset fdisk using floppy or cd rom. it will open comment prompt. select the partition tab Delete the C partition and create partition and boot again.and and install the os package. if you have any doubt please make me mail....i will send screen shot to you. Via mail me at javidjeff@gmail.com

Jul 02, 2008 | Microsoft Windows XP Professional for PC

2 Answers

ACER Laptop with Vista OS


My problems is Microsoft works. I thought when I bought this computer from Best Buy that it wasn't trial one. It keeps telling me to put the # in. I can't seem to find the # they one. I have used without the #. But it dosen't let me do everything with out it.

Apr 30, 2008 | Microsoft Office Professional 2007 Full...

1 Answer

Win vista uninstall


Put your window XP disk into the Disk drive. Start up your computer. When it asks you what Drive you want to install it on select C:\ (where Vista is) Say yes to deleting the current Operating System and follow the instructions from there.

You did say you wanted to Uninstall Vista!

If you mean Dual Boot Vista and XP, then you will need to create a Logical Partition of about 10 Gb to install XP on and when asked where to install select this partition. But note that XP will wipe the Boot sector clean of all other Operating Systems which means that if you want to Dual boot then you will have to reinstall Vista again to get Dual Boot functionality.

Apr 14, 2008 | Computers & Internet

1 Answer

Remove Vista OS and Replace With XP Pro


1. make sure your laptop is set to startup from a cd
2. after laptop finds the bootinfo from the cd and asks you to press any key to start from cd, press any key and xp setup will start.
3. in xp setup your going to need to delete your vista partitions, preferably all partitions and then proseed to install xp into a new partition.

4. proseed with the windows setup follow the instructions and configure your settings as you wish.

Mar 17, 2008 | Acer Aspire 5100 Notebook

2 Answers

Replacing windows XP


Dear ashwagosha If you replace or upgrade your os the nothing to worry to remove privious version do one thing:-right click on your my computer icon - properties- click on advance tab- go on startup and recovery-setting-select default operating system-edit-delete the old operating path file and save it. bye

Sep 26, 2007 | Microsoft Windows XP Professional With...

Not finding what you are looking for?
HP Pavilion a1610n PC Desktop Logo

Related Topics:

115 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top HP Computers & Internet Experts

Les Dickinson
Les Dickinson

Level 3 Expert

18394 Answers

Doctor PC
Doctor PC

Level 3 Expert

7733 Answers

Tony

Level 3 Expert

2600 Answers

Are you a HP Computer and Internet Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...