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Old July 22nd 04, 07:36 PM
feldrewCo30
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I want to do a clean install. I'm giving my pc to another family member, so
I want to wipe the drive clean and set it up for him. Does this make sense:

I want to run KillDisk and truly wipe the drive. I have XP Pro. So, am I
correct that after running Killdisk from the floppy, I can reboot using the
XP Pro CD (as long as bios is set to boot from CD), and then my XP CD will
allow me to format, partition, and then clean install XP? I don't need to
do fdisk to format the drive because XP (unlike previous versions) walks you
through that?

I then want to bring everything up to basic operating level, partition the
clean install and set up 2 other partitions (Partition Magic 8.0), then
image the clean install using Symantec Ghost to my backup drive. That way,
if his system craps out in the future, I'll have a backup image that I can
just transfer from my backup drive to his (what was my) hard drive.

Am I missing something in my game plan here?

Thanks!


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Old July 22nd 04, 07:40 PM
Wesley Vogel
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Default clean install question

These may be of some help.

Clean Install Windows
http://www.michaelstevenstech.com/cleanxpinstall.html

Windows XP Clean Installation - Partitioning and Formatting using Windows XP
CD
http://www.mvps.org/sramesh2k/XPClean.htm

HOW TO Partition and Format a Hard Disk in Windows XP
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;[LN];Q313348

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Hope this helps. Let us know.
Wes

In ,
feldrewCo30 noneayerbusiness hunted and pecked:
I want to do a clean install. I'm giving my pc to another family
member, so I want to wipe the drive clean and set it up for him.
Does this make sense:

I want to run KillDisk and truly wipe the drive. I have XP Pro. So,
am I correct that after running Killdisk from the floppy, I can
reboot using the XP Pro CD (as long as bios is set to boot from CD),
and then my XP CD will allow me to format, partition, and then clean
install XP? I don't need to do fdisk to format the drive because XP
(unlike previous versions) walks you through that?

I then want to bring everything up to basic operating level,
partition the clean install and set up 2 other partitions (Partition
Magic 8.0), then image the clean install using Symantec Ghost to my
backup drive. That way, if his system craps out in the future, I'll
have a backup image that I can just transfer from my backup drive to
his (what was my) hard drive.

Am I missing something in my game plan here?

Thanks!


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Old July 22nd 04, 10:42 PM
feldrewCo30
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Default clean install question

Thank you!


Wesley Vogel wrote:
These may be of some help.

Clean Install Windows
http://www.michaelstevenstech.com/cleanxpinstall.html

Windows XP Clean Installation - Partitioning and Formatting using
Windows XP CD
http://www.mvps.org/sramesh2k/XPClean.htm

HOW TO Partition and Format a Hard Disk in Windows XP
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;[LN];Q313348


In ,
feldrewCo30 noneayerbusiness hunted and pecked:
I want to do a clean install. I'm giving my pc to another family
member, so I want to wipe the drive clean and set it up for him.
Does this make sense:

I want to run KillDisk and truly wipe the drive. I have XP Pro. So,
am I correct that after running Killdisk from the floppy, I can
reboot using the XP Pro CD (as long as bios is set to boot from CD),
and then my XP CD will allow me to format, partition, and then clean
install XP? I don't need to do fdisk to format the drive because XP
(unlike previous versions) walks you through that?

I then want to bring everything up to basic operating level,
partition the clean install and set up 2 other partitions (Partition
Magic 8.0), then image the clean install using Symantec Ghost to my
backup drive. That way, if his system craps out in the future, I'll
have a backup image that I can just transfer from my backup drive to
his (what was my) hard drive.

Am I missing something in my game plan here?

Thanks!



 




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