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Reformatting Vista computer

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  • I have an old computer from my office that is running Vista. I would like to wipe the HD and reinstall Windows. The tech who set up the computers made it impossible to just format the drive. I can't get anywhere. The tech is no help. The instructions he gave me don't work. I have the registry key. Is there something I can download?
    Wednesday, February 24, 2016 3:10 AM

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  • Which Windows do you want to install? Windows Vista, 7, 8.1, or 10?
    Do you have a media(CD/DVD) for installing Windows XX (xx means Vista, 7, 8.1, or 10)?
    If you have a media, you can boot your computer from the media and can install it by formatting C drive.

    To boot CD/DVD(optical drive), you should modify BIOS settings: boot sequence = optical drive First.
    At this time, I cannot say further, for I do not know your computer(manufacture, model name).
    Wednesday, February 24, 2016 7:02 AM