how to reformat and reinstall Vista 64 on a pc that had Vista 64 preinstalled
Hi peeps, I have a friend who bought a computer made to his spec that came with Vista 64 preinstaled, he has 4g of ram as he is a heavy gamer and into video editing, last night his Sata 2 hardrive packed in (so he thinks) and so he has been having problems booting windows, he has tried to repair it with the Vista CD and it says it can not as it cant find the OS, so he has been tying to reformat his hdd just to elimanate anything else, anyway, he has gone to the menu and can not find how to reformat his drive, he has tried for hours and still no joy, also he seems to think that when you start from scratch with Vista 64 you need a pre install package from MS first, is this correct? can anyone leave me a guide on how to reformat his drive and how to reinstall Vista 64, I am a XP man so have only tinkled with Vista occasionaly so feel im out of my depth on this one, ive looked online but it doesnt really help me that much.
Compaq Presario CQ5305K-m Intel® Pentium® Dual Core E5300 (2.6 GHz), Windows® 7 Home Premium 64 bit, 2048 MB , Hard drive: 320 Gb, with 18.5 Widescreen
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