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I WON'T TO WIPE OUT A COMPAQ PC I GOT FROM A FLEE MARGET.SO I CAN PUT A NEW COPY OF WINDOWS XP HOME EDITION.BUT I NEED TO TAKE OUT THE OLD STUFF

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Just reformat the drive.

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