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I want to reformat my acer desktop


The CPU holds no information. Reformatting your hard drive is what i think you are asking how to do. You will need a copy of windows... be it XP Vista or Windows 7. Put the disk in, restart your computer and it should say Press any key to boot to CD... press a key and follow the on screen instructions.

Feb 16, 2012 | Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium with...

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How to reformat the computer?


To reformat the windows vista.There are two options to approach the reformat:
  • Option #1: Boot from the Windows Vista DVD. This is more complicated to do, but it destroys all data and partitions.
  • Option #2: Re-install Vista without leaving the desktop. This preserves the previous installation in a folder called Windows.old. Not all info is wiped, however, and you can't destroy your partitions.
First, restart your system. When the computer starts to boot, look for an option before you get to the Windows screen that reads: “Setup” “CMOS,” or “Bios”. This varies between manufacturers. For example, on the boot screen, it says:
“F2 =Setup”.
The option will flash by quickly so be ready for it and react quickly. You may need to reboot a few times to catch it.
Once in the BIOS, look for a setting that says "Boot" or "Boot Sequence". You might have to dig through the menus with your keyboard’s arrow keys to locate the setting. In the listed as Boot Sequence. And to navigate to Startup, then Boot, and then Boot Priority Setting.
When you find the setting, change your DVD drive so that it occupies the top of the list. The hard drive that contains Windows Vista should be listed as second in the boot list.
And put the Windows Vista installation disc in the designated drive. Now, select the Save Changes and Exit option in the BIOS. The computer will restart and will attempt to read the optical drive you just assigned as the first bootable drive.
The system will use the Windows Vista disc to boot and the reformat and reinstall process will start. But You will need to reinstall any programs that are not bundled with Windows Vista and reinstate your preferences and personal files after reformatting the computer and reinstalling Vista.
Windows Vista Home Premium Edition upgrade Click here.This downloadable version of Windows Vista is an upgrade only. Users can upgrade to Windows Vista Home Premium from Windows XP Home or Windows Media Center edition.


All the Best!


Sep 05, 2010 | Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium...

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Can i boot win vista cd? can i use vista cd to reformat my computer?


Yes you can format computer with vista disk and instal new windows.
Inser that vista disk into cd/dvd rom then when you power up the computer press F1 or F2 del or ALT+F2 key to enter in bios.
Then go to boot menu and set first boot device as cd /dvd rom then save settings and exit from bios.
Then it boot with windows disk.Then follow the procedure and choose installing new windows xp then select 1 partition and format it then it install windows vista on it.It will take 30 to 45 minutes to complete the installation.
Let me know if you need further assistance.
Thanks for using FixYa.

Jul 13, 2010 | Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate Edition

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I lost my cd of my laptop and i need to reformat it,how can i reformat with out the cd containing my windows vista home premium?


Hello :

I have an idea but I don't know if it's legal in your country or not !

The idea is that you can download windows vista using a torrent client . After that you can burn it on a CD then use the CD for reformatting .

If that is not clear then contact again by commenting please !

Please rate !

Jun 14, 2010 | Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium with...

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After reformatting and installing vista home premium no audio device is installed compaq doesn't have a driver for anything higher then xp where can i get drivers for audio


here try this site cnet.com

  • http://download.cnet.com/1770-2120_4-0.html?query=audio+drivers&searchtype=downloads&rpp=10&filter=platform=Windows,Webware&filterName=platform=Windows,Webware&tag=ltcol

May 20, 2010 | Compaq Presario R3000 Notebook

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Can you help me to reformat my intel pentium 4 1.5ghz msi board model ms6559


Just google the following tags.

How to install Windows XP
How to install Windows Vista
How to install Windows 7

Jan 31, 2010 | Intel Pentium 4 1.7G, 1.7 GHz...

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How to reformat back to windows vista ?


You need a windows Vista disc. Insert the disc and follow the prompts. I would format the hard drive instead of upgrading do a new install. The best way would be to go into your bios and make sure the boot device order has the cd-rom booting before the hard drive. Then put the disc in and start the computer, when it says press any key to boot from cd hit any key and let it load and then follow the prompts to install.

Nov 27, 2009 | NEC Versa VX Notebook

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Reformat windows vista from cd


Click start,all programs,accessories,system tools,system restore,and choose factory settings when the window opens.

Or if you have the vista disk,put it in the cd drive restart and tap the F12 key while it is booting.

Jun 02, 2009 | Acer Computers & Internet

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I had installed Home Vista before Ike and now the systems keeps telling me I have to upgrade my windows 2002? My case number was 1078167319


Hi,

Prior to the windows vista installation, did you reformat your hard drive and clean out everything? I am not sure why you have that message, asking you to upgrade your windows 2002 if your system has windows vista already,

I suggest, if you keep on having this message. Try reformatting and reinstalling your vista again. But before you do it, make it sure that you passed all the system requirements since windows vista has higher specification than your old operating system.


Keep me posted.

Thanks

Oct 26, 2008 | Computers & Internet

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