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Old 02-01-2007, 12:45 AM   #1
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Default reformat for new OS install

If I have a OEM version of Windows, how do I erase and format my hard drive to install the OEM version?

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Old 02-01-2007, 01:21 AM   #2
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Default Re: reformat for new OS install

Place the Windows disc in the drive. Go to the BIOS, set the drive priority to your optical drive. Save/reboot and instead of reading your hard drive, it should read the Windows disc and a message of "Press any key to boot from CD" should pop up. Press a random key and it should progress. It should be pretty straightforward from that point.
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