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iCop

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Off topic, but i really need help from someone who really knows computers. I upgraded from XP to Vista and now need to format my hard drive (several months later) so I can do a fresh install of both. The problem is vista doesn't seem to have an uninstall option. I need this done as soon as possible, so if anyone has the time, please pm me or get me on skype via user name " pokercop"

Thanks and sorry for the off topic post, just didn't know where else to go.
 

eplantz

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Off topic, but i really need help from someone who really knows computers. I upgraded from XP to Vista and now need to format my hard drive (several months later) so I can do a fresh install of both. The problem is vista doesn't seem to have an uninstall option..
why do you need an uninstall for Vista?

just format the drive and reinstall. As long as the hardware is the same (more or less) as before, Vista will still activate with the same key you used before.
 

iCop

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Would love to format it, but I can't. It won't let me. There is no option to format when I restart with the disc in like other versions of windows. I need to format because it has become so damn buggy and unstable.
 

eplantz

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Would love to format it, but I can't. It won't let me. There is no option to format when I restart with the disc in like other versions of windows. I need to format because it has become so damn buggy and unstable.
in both XP and Vista, boot from the CD (or DVD) and tell it to install a new install. when it shows you the layout of the hard disk space (i.e. current partition(s)), you can click on one and then delete it. then you can create the partition needed for this install. you may select all of the space or some subset of the space. I guess if you want to install XP and Vista, decide how you want to split the disk space at this point.