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  1. #1
    ephesus
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    Default Reinstall windows OR Format HDD

    Hi All,

    Just bought a new CPU and will be giving away the old one to a relative. Should I just reinstall windows XP or should I refomat the HDD and reinstall XP to clear all files in the system? Your thoughts?

  2. #2
    godfather
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    Default Re: Reinstall windows OR Format HDD

    Format - Reinstall, set it up afresh with them as the users.

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    Blue_face
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    Default Re: Reinstall windows OR Format HDD

    format and reinstall

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    tweak\'e
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    if its only a new cpu then why bother reinstalling at all ?????

    i fail to see the need for a reinstall/format.

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    godfather
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    I interpretet "new CPU" as a new computer. Hence the suggestion.

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    tweak\'e
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    if they had bought a new pc i'm sure they would have said so ;-)

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    Chilling_Silence
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    I took it same as Godfather, so:
    If its a new PC / Upgrade box - then Format the HDD
    If its only a CPU Upgrade then dont bother, its a waste of time unless you have other reasons to do so.


    Chill.

  8. #8
    robsonde
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    I think we need more infomation.

    when you say CPU do you mean the chip thats about 1 inch square?
    or do you mean the full system, hard drive, CD rom and all that.


  9. #9
    ephesus
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    Default Re: Reinstall windows OR Format HDD

    Sorry for the confusion. I meant whether to format and reinstall the old CPU that I am giving away. Any suggestions where I can get more info on formating. Remembered an article on pcworld on formating but couldn't find it now.

  10. #10
    ephesus
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    Default Re: Reinstall windows OR Format HDD

    I meant the the whole system, hard drive, cd rom and all that.

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