Need help formating vista...
You think you know it all about computers until you hit vista...
Vista is by far the hardest OS freakin' install.
Hell EVEN OS X for mac is easier than vista!
Heres the problem. My retarded friend decided to get a laptop for his business as his main computer instead of a desktop (even though I told him a desktop is easier to fix, its more professional, and what tard buys a lappy for his first business)?
Again the retard doesn't listen to me and refuses to put an anti-virus program on there, but strongly insist that Ad-ware Spyware remover is his best friend and actually gets rid of all the virus off his computer.
Oh thats not all! It gets even better! Everyone that works for him and all his buddies get on his computer totally disrespecting the private property of another, especially that this is the very machine he runs his business on. Most of them surf the net about cars, then they shift-tab up to youtube to look at videos about cars, and then they all go to myspace and say to themselves "hey cars are cool lets mod our myspaces out with CARS!!! Even though it more than likely has a 100% chance of catching a virus!"
Sorry enough ranting.
I can't format vista. I had to download a copy of vista home premium (yes a legal copy this is a business here). The copy is in .UIF format. I figured out how to burn the sucker and then i pop the SOB into the computer and guess what?! NO FORMATING OPTIONS!!! I just get fifty ways on how to restore the POS machine. I'm completely lost! I haven't felt this lost since windows 98 with all the unexpected crashes that you would get for just opening up a word document, which made me go back to 95 ftw.
I've tried bootnuke a.k.a. Dban and it won't work because its a sata HDD. I'm about to try using linux, but i would try using XP to reformat it but i know you can fry your mobo doing that sometimes. *bangs head on keyboard*
Any help would be appreciated. Please only reply if you have ever reformatted vista.
Its a Toshiba Sat. L355-S7812
Please restore my sanity...
3800x AMD, ASUS-E mobo, four 512 sticks of ddr400 (duel channels), Nvidia 7900gt OC, 80gig, 120gig, 200gig, 320gig, 400gig WDs, and a Soprano case